Police Blotter: Female Thief Gets Away With $4,021 In Lingerie From Victoria's Secret

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Police said a female thief, in two quick trips in and out of Victoria's Secret at Hamilton Place Mall, made off with $4,021 in lingerie.

The manager said at a time when the store was extremely busy, a customer advised her that a black female was loading a bag with merchandise. The woman got away.

About 20 minutes later, the customer again contacted the manager, saying the woman was back with a different bag and was loading it with more loot. The manager walked over and spotted her leaving with three other black females.

The manager identified her as a frequent shoplifter at that location.

In the report, police said Victoria's Secret does not prosecute shoplifters. Victoria's Secret officials said they do prosecute shoplifters.

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Deputy Gregory Stephens reported items stolen from his unlocked Toyota 4Runner on Standifer Gap Road.

He is missing his Tom Tom, a small duffel bag, 40 Christian music CDs and an Apple IPhone charger.

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A $35,000 2005 Ford F-450 truck was stolen in a break-in at a business at Lookout Valley.

Stuart Bickley, owner of the flatbed truck, said when he pulled up to Carrier Transicold South on Cummings Road, he noticed one of his portable cement mixers in the middle of the road.

Apparently, the mixer had fallen off the vehicle as it was driven away by the thieves.

The truck is a work vehicle for Raindance Property Solutions. It is white and has wooden side rails.

Police said the thieves got in by destroying a chain link gate, causing $2,000 in damage.

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Officers responded to Bootsie's Club on E. 37th Street and found Dianne Hurd bleeding from a busted nose.

She said Cedric Ford did it.

He said he was dancing with another woman and, when Ms. Hurd approached them, he retreated outside.

He said she followed him to his vehicle and fell against the side of the truck. There was blood running down the side of the truck and a puddle of blood below.

Witnesses agreed with Cedric Ford's version and so did police, who said Ms. Hurd was so drunk she could hardly stand up.

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At the Kangaroo Express at 7717 Lee Highway, police were told that Christopher Young  and a friend were robbed and beaten by two black males.

The robbers allegedly left in a gold Lexus.

Young was gone when police arrived, and the phone  number he gave was a wrong number.

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At the Kangaroo Express at 8935 Lee Highway, a clerk said a white male with a shaved head and tattoos on his neck and under his eye took some items.

The clerk said he got away with a few pairs of Pug Eyewear sunglasses and some beef jerky.

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A woman on Bennett Avenue said she heard banging at her back door.

She found that the back screen door had been kicked in and her garage window was shattered. The screen was on the ground below the broken window.

The woman said she spotted a young black male wearing all black trying to open her neighbor's shed. When she confronted him, he walked away at a quick pace.

Police found a suspect in all black at a nearby Rite Aid on McCallie Avenue. When he stepped out of the squad car, the woman said, "Yes, that's him."

Police said they had picked up a man who has a lengthy record for burglaries and thefts.

Asked if she was sure he was the thief, she asked to see him again. She said he had been wearing a black knit cap. Police said he had on a light gray knit cap.

There was blood on the garage door. The suspect had a torn shirt, but was not bleeding.

Police let the suspect go because the woman "was not 100 percent sure."

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Tynesha Stewart said she had broken up with her boyfriend, Antonio Patton, three days earlier.

She said he came to her mother's house and hid in the trunk of her car. She said when she got to work she heard something in the trunk.

When she opened it, the ex-boyfriend hopped out.

Frightened, she ran into her workplace.

She said Patton then drove off in her car.

The vehicle was found on E. 35th Street. Patton was to be charged with auto theft.

 

 


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