On Saturday, Sept. 21, police were called to Go Mobile at Commerce Way for a report of a stolen cell phone.
The employee reported that at about 6:45 p.m. his assistant was helping some customers at the counter when a man and woman came over and were looking at the iPhone display. He walked over to them to ask if they had any questions. After a few minutes, a second woman attempted to enter the store through a locked door.
Once the single female walked into the store through the front door, she walked towards the wall-mounted phone display. The woman interrupted the store assistant as he was talking to the couple, though the two did not seem to mind the interruption.
The woman distracted the employee by asking him several questions about other phones while the couple remained at the iPhone case. At one point, one of the alarms for the case went off but the couple did not seem startled or try to move away from the case.
When the alarm was deactivated, the woman again caught the employee’s attention and began asking more questions. At that point, the man realized the couple was leaving the store. Soon after, customers told the employee it appeared the couple had stolen one of the cell phones, and a check of the case noted a 4G Blackberry Z10 had been stolen with the back of the cell phone left on the security wire.
According to witnesses, all three people involved appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
On Monday, Sept. 23, police received a call at about 11 a.m. for malicious damage done at 33 Sylvanus Wood Lane.
When the officer arrived, he was told by a man who is in charge of managing a foreclosed upon bank that the building had been vandalized.
The man said vandals got into the property and punched or kicked numerous holes in previously repaired sheetrock walls and also removed the electric outlet plate covers.