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Thief Steals Credit Cards, Handgun from Cars at High School

The following information was supplied by the Milton police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Two people discovered a private school parking lot wasn't safe enough to leave valuables inside parked cars on Aug. 14.

The two victims were meeting at off Cogburn Road just after 7 p.m. to discuss a trip to Spain. Less than an hour later they were calling Milton police to report someone had broken into their cars and stolen credit cards, checks, a handgun, an iPad and other personal items.

The male victim said he arrived at the school at 7:05 p.m., and by 7:15 p.m. fraudulent charges were appearing on his credit cards.

He lost his wallet, credit cards, bank debit cards, blank checks and a stainless steel Smith & Wesson .38 revolver.

The female victim lost her purse, her daughter`s backpack, an I-Pod touch, an I-Pad Il with black case and check stubs.

School staff were going to check to determine if any video recordings at the school reveal any information about the car break-ins.

For questions about this blotter, email Bob Pepalis.

Ron P. Heywood August 22, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Somehow I think with the law stating no firearms may be brought within 1000' of any school, public or private, the victim may have been better off omitting that loss.
Dawn Manhoff August 22, 2012 at 03:50 PM
SB308 changed the 1000' rule. The law removes the 1000-foot gun exclusion zone around schools. Now, your car is your castle.
Andrea Haff August 22, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Well the moat was breached, and now a firearm is in the posession of a thief and criminal.......and aren't we all just sooooo thrilled about that! One more reason to ban the darn things!
Truthseeker August 22, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Really Andrea? So you only want the thugs to have guns? Who do you think would abide by a ban on handguns? That's right, law abiding citizens. Are you really that ignorant to think that thieves, drug dealers, gang members will decide that the gun law is the one law they will abide by? Did it occur to you that the law abiding gun owner had to leave his gun in the car because they were following the law? That's why the criminal has it now.

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