Woman says home burglarized after she left for only 5 minutes
BARBOURSVILLE -- The following information was provided by reports filed by the Barboursville Police Department:
BURGLARY: A 32-year-old Barboursville woman reported someone broke into her apartment in the 600 block of Central Avenue and stole a preloaded debit card with $2,500 on it while she was away from her home for five minutes Saturday afternoon. The victim said she locked all of her doors and there were no signs of forced entry. When she returned home, she said she noticed her purse had been moved.
BURGLARY: A 73-year-old Barboursville woman reported someone broke into her locked outbuilding in the 700 block of Merritt Street the evening of April 25 and stole four bicycles, a lawn edger and a helmet. The estimated loss was $790. One of the bicycles was found in a nearby alley on April 26 and returned to the owner.
PETIT LARCENY: Shoe Carnival at the Huntington Mall reported an unknown woman removed two pairs of shoes from their boxes and concealed them under her shirt and in her purse then left the store. The incident happened just after 5 p.m. April 25 and was recorded on surveillance video. The estimated loss is $140.
SHOPLIFTING/ASSAULT: JCPenney's reported a 35-year-old Huntington woman and a 38-year-old Huntington man worked together to shoplift $300 worth of merchandise from the store on April 24. When an employee tried to stop them, the woman threw down the merchandise, and the man threw two punches at the employee and yelled at him not to touch his wife. The pair then fled in a car, but police arrested them during a traffic stop on U.S. 60. The woman was released on bond and the man was taken to jail.
SHOPLIFTING: Kohls reported a 51-year-old Sod, W.Va., woman shoplifted $450 worth of merchandise on April 25. She was issued a citation for first-offense shoplifting and released.
Macy's reported a 37-year-old Wheelersburg, Ohio, woman shoplifted $321 worth of clothing on April 25. The suspect was stopped by police after fleeing in a vehicle and taken back to Macy's. She was issued a citation for first-offense shoplifting and released.
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