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WPPD investigates recent burglaries

October 21, 2013

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

The West Point Police Department is undergoing investigations regarding a recent string of thefts.
At about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to the Kroger parking lot in reference to an alleged auto burglary. WPPD Chief of Investigations Albert Lee said the vehicle was broken into, but forced entry was out of the equation as the owner left his car doors unlocked and the car windows down. The offender(s) allegedly stole a "brown leather wallet" which contained a "small amount of cash" as well as personal credit cards. Lee said the owner reportedly entered the store for a "few minutes" before returning to his vehicle.
At about 12:03 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to reports in regards to a burglarized vehicle in the Family Dollar parking lot. According to the report, the owner of the vehicle left the car doors unlocked. Lee said the alleged burglar stole the owner's Victory Company of Japan (JVC) radio system. No serial number was reported. Additionally, the three-day gap between the incident and the owner's report resulted in an inability to "lift fingerprints" from the vehicle.

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