Moultrie Observer

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December 10, 2013

Ladder stolen, apparently pawned nearby

MOULTRIE — Climbing the ladder of success doesn’t mean stealing it from one store and selling it at a pawn shop just down the street as appears to be the case for one Moultrie man.

The ladder in question was reported stolen Saturday by an employee from Trading Post, 420 First Ave. S.W., Moultrie police said.  The ladder was last seen at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

When an officer and the employee went to nearby Pawn Depot, 209 Sixth St. S.E., the employee identified a six foot silver and red Werner ladder as the one taken from the store.

A receipt from the pawn shop indicated the ladder was sold there at 3:50 p.m. Friday. The seller gave his identification when he pawned it, police said.

There was no evidence to establish without doubt that the ladder was the same one stolen, police said.

In other thefts:

• Lindsay Oliver, 400 block Ninth Street Northwest, reported Saturday  that electronics valued at $128 and other property worth $50 were stolen during a burglary of his residence.

• Rick Taylor, 46, Moultrie, reported Saturday that a female acquaintance stole $100.

Taylor told police that he gave the woman a ride home Saturday night, and that the money was there when she got in the car and he noticed it missing shortly after he dropped her off. He called the woman, who initially told him that he gave her the money and then hung up the telephone.

• Geri Colson, 1900 block Fourth Street Southeast, reported Saturday that a man who came to her door asked for $10 to go visit one of Colson’s acquaintance’s mother whom he said was dying in the hospital in Thomasville. The man claimed to be a relative of the acquaintance.

She talked to the acquaintance later and learned his mother did not die.

• North Main Package, 422 N. Main St., reported Saturday the theft of a bottle of Cognac valued at $30. Earlier in the day a group of group of people came into the store and left without buying anything.

After watching a store video, an employee gave police the names of two female suspects.

• Daphne Rabon, 1000 block Fourth Street Southwest, reported Saturday the theft of her son’s bicycle which was taken while he stayed overnight at a nearby residence. She estimated the value at $120.

• Shannel Wright, 100 block Fourth Street Southwest, reported Sunday the theft of a wallet valued at $11 out of a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix.

• Dollar General, 1908 First Ave. S.E., reported Sunday that a customer reported a woman concealing merchandise in her pocket.

The woman paid for a candy bar after an officer arrived, and after she left she was asked to empty her pockets. In addition to the food she purchased she had another candy bar, cookies and gummies.

The woman was served paperwork barring her from returning to the property.

• Stacey Brown, 1700 block Fourth Street Southeast, reported Friday the theft of a wallet containing $8 that he lost the previous day.

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