2017-08-11 / Local News


A lawn mower was reported stolen July 31 from a Magnolia Street property. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a property in the 300 block between 2 a.m. July 30 and 7:30 a.m. July 31 and took a red-colored push mower with a 20-inch cutting deck. The mower is valued at $50.

A child’s bicycle was reported stolen Aug. 1 from a West Rutledge Avenue yard. According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone took a small, blue-colored bicycle with training wheels from a yard in the 500 block between noon and 12:30 p.m. The bicycle is valued at $99.

Gaffney police were called after a shoplifter targeted the Cracker Barrel store on Factory Shops Boulevard. According to an incident report, a male subject was observed stuffing merchandise down his pants at approximately 3:30 p.m. Aug. 1. The man

then left the scene. Theft losses weren’t immediately known.

More than $23,000 in tools were reported stolen after someone broke into the toolboxes on two trucks owned by a Houston-based firm while they were parked overnight at a North Mountain Street, Blacksburg, truck stop. According to the Blacksburg Police Department, someone forced entry to the toolboxes between 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 7 a.m. Aug 5 while two crane trucks belonging to Texas Republic Signs were parked in the 1000 block. Among the items missing are numerous Dewalt, Hilti-, Milwaukee-, Klein-, and Husky-brand tools, including drills, grinders, batteries, sockets and miscellaneous hand tools.

An estimated $2,000 in theft losses were reported after shoplifters targeted the Polo outlet store Aug. 7. According to the Gaffney Police Department, two men and three

women entered the Polo store at the Gaffney Premium Outlets at 6:51 p.m. and filled up tote bags with clothing. The suspects then fled the mall in two vehicles, a black-colored Kia and a burgundy-colored Ford.

City of Gaffney police are investigating an early Aug. 8 burglary of a West Floyd Baker Boulevard convenience store. According to an incident report, a delivery person discovered early Aug. 8 that someone had broken out the front door of Zippity’s convenience store in the 900 block with a brick. Police arrived to find change on the ground and a cash register on the floor behind the counter. Money that had been left in two cash registers, including a register for the lottery, was taken. Security camera footage captured images of an unknown subject who was wearing a mask, gloves, a red-colored shirt and blue jeans. Damage to the cash register and door is estimated at $5,200 while

theft losses are estimated at $551.

City of Gaffney police are investigating the early Aug. 5 burglary of a Wilkinsville Highway restaurant. According to an incident report, someone used a rock or similar object to smash the glass door of the New Golden China restaurant in the 100 block between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. A male subject wearing camouflage shorts, a light gray-colored hooded sweatshirt, a bandanna over his face, sunglasses and gloves, was photographed on security camera stealing the cash register. Police estimated the subject is approximately 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Police noted the subject appeared to have difficulty lifting the cash register. Police found change from the register near the scene and an empty cash drawer in a nearby garbage bin. Theft and damage losses are estimated at $950.

l A handgun was reported stolen Aug. 3 from a vehicle on a local cab lot.

According to the Gaffney Police Department, a Gaffney man left a 9 mm Taurus-brand handgun in the glove box of a Dodge Grand Caravan he was driving for Gaffney Cab. The man told police he went inside the business in the 100 block of Cherokee Avenue from 10:30 p.m. to 10:52 p.m. Aug. 3 and the gun was missing when he returned to the vehicle, which was unlocked.

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