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Sneak thief sneaks off with 50 pairs of sneakers

Published April 02. 2013 05:01PM

Numerous pairs of sneakers were reported stolen in a Monroe County burglary. It was one of three break-ins reported by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said the residence of Ruben Garcia, 21, of 111 Poplar Lane, Eldo Lakes, Kunkletown, was entered sometime between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on March 27. Entry was made through an unlocked back door.

Removed from the home were 40 to 50 pairs of high end sneakers that were stored in the victim's bedroom closet. The collection of shoes is valued at about $5,000. The victim's wallet was also taken in the incident.

A residence at 315 Hideaway Hills Road, in Polk Township, Monroe County, owned by the PNC Mortgage Bank, was found entered about 5 p.m. on Jan. 22. Taken was a Cub Cadet and Scag zero turn tractor. There were no signs of forced entry.

A barn on the property of Marianna V. Chryst, 69, of 1290 Koch Road, in Kunkletown, Towamensing Township, Carbon County, was entered sometime between March 10-13. Removed was an antique corn planter and an antique generator. No value was placed on the missing items.

Troopers are also probing a criminal mischief incident.

Troopers said James Storm, 63, of 217 Greenzweig Road, Kunkletown, Eldred Township, Monroe County, reported someone fired BB pellets through a window on his residence. The incident occurred during the overnight hours of March 28-29.

Anyone with information concerning any of these incidents is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

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