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Des Moines Police
Police responded to an alarm at Casey’s General Store, 2849 Euclid Ave., just after 1 a.m. on Oct. 24. They arrived and found that a window had been broken and there were cigarette packs lying on the floor of the store. Once inside, they saw what looked like the top of a fire hydrant on the floor that had appeared to have been thrown through the window. An unknown number of cigarettes pack had been taken. From viewing the security cameras, police saw a male suspect in his late teens to early 20s throw the metal object through the window, enter the store, grab cigarettes and jump back out of the window. Police said the incident may connect to other burglaries that occurred in the area in the same manner that night.
CAN’T ALWAYS TRUST CRAIG
A man called police after he was robbed at the corner of 4th and Court Avenue just after 10 p.m. on Oct. 19. He said he was there to meet the alleged suspect in order to buy a Samsung DLP TV that he had seen on Craigslist. Upon arrival, he noticed that the “seller” was in a white ’90s-style suburban. When they walked around the back of the suburban, the suspect pulled out a black handgun and told him to give him all of the money. He reportedly handed over $955, and the suspect took off in an unknown direction.
AREN’T PIT BULLS ‘DANGEROUS?’
A woman called police to the 800 block of 40th Place just after 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 regarding a break-in. She and her son said an unknown suspect kicked open a door to the house and stole a Macbook Pro, Toshiba Laptop, Toshiba TV/DVD player and the family’s pit bull. The dog was eight months old, and it was locked inside of its kennel in a bedroom. The pit bull is described as brown with a white stripe on his nose and under belly and white paws. Officers expect the dog’s microchip will lead to the its whereabouts. CV