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Police investigate burglaries: Bizarre pizza theft leaves investigators scratching heads after full year

December 17, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Investigators are working the ins and outs of burglary cases from this year and the last.
According to West Point Police Department Chief of Investigations Albert Lee, Officers were dispatched at about 10:30 p.m. March 28 to the 400 block of Moore Avenue in regards to a possible burglary of a dwelling.
Lee said the homeowner reported a number of valuables had been taken from the residence. The homeowner reported as stolen a Hewlett-Packard (HP) laptop (no serial number provided) valued at $499, the alleged offender also made off with a Xbox 360 gaming console valued at $250 (serial number 17744412413) along with 2 Xbox 360 controllers and video games (each game priced at $50), a Sophix tablet valued at $180 (serial number T10CGU111217185) and a piggy bank which housed an undetermined quantity of “assorted coins.”
The point of entry was a window in the residence. According to the report, the alleged burglar removed the screen from the window as to gain access to the dwelling.
At about 1 p.m. July 26, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Belvedere Drive in reference to a possible burglary of a vehicle.
The owner of the red Ford F-150 reported to responding officers that his vehicle had been broken into. According to the report, the passenger-side window of the truck had been shattered.
Lee said the owner reported to officers a .357 caliber magnum revolver, which he kept concealed below the driver’s seat, had been stolen. Lee said the firearm might have displayed a “yellow design.”
And to add a hint of levity to the routine, investigators are attempting to uncover the mystery behind a December burglary from last year, which claimed two Pizza Hut pizzas.
At about 3:45 p.m., Dec. 16, 2012, officers were dispatched to Pizza Hut in regards to a fresh burglary which had just occurred to one of its delivery drivers.
Investigators commenced questioning the delivery driver who was assigned to deliver a pizza to a residence located on the 400 block of Stonewall Street.
Upon arrival at the residence, Lee said the driver proceeded to get the resident owner’s attention by either ringing the doorbell or simply knocking at the door. The owner responded to the signals and answered the door. The delivery driver proceeded to request the appropriate greenbacks for an official trade, but the owner of the residence, according to Lee, did not have the necessary quantity on his persons. The owner returned inside to fetch the money, but did not return according to the delivery driver. After five some odd minutes passed, the driver left the porch and returned to Pizza Hut, but later received another call from the same client.
The driver returned to the residence, but, according to Lee, said he noticed the individual at a different location on the same street. Lee said the driver proceeded to walk toward the residence and arrived at the doorstep. This time, the client had the money, but the delivery took a turn for the worst.

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