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West Point PD investigating new burglaries

May 9, 2014

BY JOSH PRESLEY
news@dailytimesleader.com

Alleged burglaries have been keeping the West Point Police Department busy over the past month, and investigators ask all residents to keep their homes and vehicles secure.
WPPD Chief Investigator Albert Lee said the police are investigating an apparent burglary on Eshman Avenue. The victim arrived at their home April 22 in the 600 block of North Eshman, and reported signs of a break-in.
First responders found a window broken and said that it looked as though the perpetrator or perpetrators were attempting to take the air conditioner out of the window, according to Lee.
“Once the suspects gained entrance, they looked around for valuables but were possibly spooked off because the homeowner said nothing was taken,” Lee said. “He could tell the house had been disturbed, though.”
WPPD is also investigating an alleged robbery from April 15 in the Walmart parking lot, according to Lee.
“Officers were called in reference to a man’s vehicle being broken into,” Lee said. “The victim said he wasn’t sure if the burglary actually happened at Walmart or somewhere else.”
According to the investigator’s report, the victim indicated the following items were stolen from his vehicle:
n a pair of Casta Del Mar sunglasses valued at $150;
n a set of Callaway X-22 irons valued at $799;
n a Sun mountain golf bag valued at $250;
n two Taylor R9 drivers valued at $399;
n an Odyssey 2-Ball putter valued at $250;
n three other golf clubs valued at $400;
n a Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet valued at $299
n a North Face Dual Ratchet jacket valued at $80; and
n an Adidas Roblox rain coat vauled at $80.

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