Walmart Bomb, Nintendo Wii, Cash Register, and More: Watauga County Crimestoppers
Written by Adam Hicks
Tuesday, 22 July 2008 06:23
The Walmart bomb threat is the highest profile crime on this week’s Crimestoppers report, but there have also been many break-ins and larcenies in the area.
An explosive device was placed near the front door of the building in the wee hours of Sunday morning.No one was injured in the incident and investigators are reviewing surveillance footage from the scene.
There have also been a series of residential break-ins and larcenies reported in the town of Boone recently. Televisions, video game consoles, and laptop computers are among the majority of items stolen. There have also been larcenies from businesses, construction sites and an area store.
A representative of Copperhead Electric reported that someone had taken an undisclosed amount of Romex wire from a construction site on Highway 105 Extension between on Friday, July 11th and on Monday, July 14th.
On July 15th, a resident of College Place Apartments reported that her apartment had been broken into. She reported that a 42-inch Phillips television and a Nintendo Wii video game system were stolen. The break-in and larceny is said to have occurred between and while the resident was gone.
An employee of Boone Bike and Touring reported that a bicycle had been stolen from the business at around on July 19th. Three white males had entered the business at 899 Blowing Rock Road at around and one distracted the employee with a series of questions. The other two males went outside, soon followed by the third. The employee saw them leave in a blue Ford Ranger truck with yellow decals on the side. In the rear of the truck were three bikes, on of which was the bicycle that the employee recognized as a model that was displayed outside the business. The bicycle was described as being a 27-speed, specialized brand, and a Pitch Pro model.The bike was black in color with lime green decals that read “test bike”. The bicycle was valued at $2,700.00.
The owner of the Santa Lucia Market at 176 Boone Heights Dr. reported that his store had been broken into. The crime is reported to have occurred between last Sunday and on Monday. It was reported that suspects entered by smashing the front door glass. The store’s cash register was taken that contained an undisclosed amount of money.
Anyone with information on these crimes or any other crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 828-268-6959.