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Cable connection thwarts theft

October 6, 2011 • Police Blotter

•Police were called to Rent-a-Center, 3601 N. Main St., Tuesday. The burglars broke a front window to gain access to the store. They attempted to steal two televisions; however, the subjects were stopped by the cables, which were still attached to the sets.

The screens were damaged when the subjects dropped them.

•Police were dispatched to the 300 block of South Michigan Avenue, Tuesday, after subjects pried open the door to a residence and tried to break into a safe. A safe and a clock were reported damaged.

•Police were called to Western Finance, 1010 S. Main St., Tuesday. Subjects broke a window and damaged a wall and removed some $5,758 worth of electronics.

Larceny

•Police received a walk-in report about the theft of a firearm that took place in the 900 block of West 17th Street, Tuesday, where a Kel-Tec .380 semi automatic pistol was removed from a truck or a residence.

•Police received a report, Tuesday, of the theft of silver jewelry from a vendor at Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.

Fraudulent checks

Police received a call from Farmers Market, 600 E. Second St., Tuesday, to report four fraudulent checks, totaling $1,581.44.

Anyone having information on these or any other crimes should contact Crime Stoppers, 888-594-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.

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