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RBS Police Charge Juvenile Burglary Suspect

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Red Boiling Springs Police Chief Terry Tuck has charged a male juvenile with burglary, theft of property and vandalism, in connection with two incidents that both took place on Saturday, August 2, in RBS. The RBS Thrift Shop was burglarized and The Prescription Shop was vandalized.

Chief Tuck said the police department received a call from owner Tonya Smith that a burglary had taken place at the RBS Thrift Store, which is located at 232 Market Street, in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 2nd.  A report was taken by Officer Kevin Woodard.

“The suspect entered the business through the RBS Laundry Mat,” said Chief Tuck. “He went over a wall and caused alot of damage to gain access to her store. Tonya Smith reported several items missing including a Sanyo TV, silver electric impact wrench, Army cot, and five pairs of shoes among other things. ”

Tuck stated that there was approximately $2,000 in damages to the RBS Laundry Mat.

According to the chief there was a video surveillance of the break in and the department developed a 17-year-old male from Red Boilng Springs as a suspect during the investigation. “There was also another incident on August 2 of vandalism at The Prescription Shop, located at 126 Market Street, at approximately 2:30 a.m.,” said Tuck.

“Officer Jimmy Morgan was on duty and he received an alarm call at The Prescription Shop,” continued Chief Tuck. “Someone had attempted to throw a rock through the front glass but didn’t gain entry.”

 “I charged the juvenile suspect with burglary, theft of property, and two counts of vandalism in connection with both of these incidents,” added the Chief.