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Investigators keep eyes open on burglaries

February 25, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

West Point Police Department investigators are keeping their eyes and ears open for leads in 2011 burglary cases.
According to an incident report provided by West Point Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, an individual reported to police on May 4, 2011, that her purse had been stolen from the Kroger parking lot.
The victim reported to police that her credit card was in the stolen purse. Lee said the alleged burglar made purchases at four “various locations” in West Point before the card owner was able to cancel it.
“After realizing her purse was stolen, she called and canceled her credit card,” Lee said.
The victim, according to Lee, reported that she actually “lost (her purse) in the Kroger parking lot,” rather than it having been stolen from her vehicle.
The card owner reported to police that over $100 worth of purchases were made using the credit card.
At about 8:30 p.m. one day later, West Point Police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Jordan Avenue in reference to a possible robbery at Mr. B’s Pizza (which has since ceased operations).
According to Lee, the business owner arrived that morning only to notice an unknown amount of money had allegedly been removed from the cash register. The owner, Lee said, checked surveillance footage recorded the night prior to establish whether someone had illegally entered the premises to do such.
Such was the case, according to Lee.
The business owner reported to police that he had spotted an individual on a surveillance tape clearing out money from the cash register.

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