COVID, cold help shoplifters

Columbus County News

Two beer thieves in Tabor City got a boost from the chilly temperatures and the pandemic.

Tabor City Police reported that officers were called to the Family Dollar on Pireway Road shortly before 7 p.m. Friday to investigate a theft. 

One of the store managers told Ptl. S. Conner that she heard “a rustling noise” and went to investigate. She told Conner she saw a man and woman carrying six 12-packs of Bud Light heading for the door.

When the manager confronted the couple at the front door, Conner’s report said, they ran out the door and left the scene in a Burgundy automobile.

Neither suspect could be identified, the report said, because they were wearing hooded jackets and COVID masks.

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