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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:00 am

Brownwood Bulletin

Detectives of Brownwood Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are looking into the theft of cash from an administrative office in East Elementary School.

According to the officer’s report, the school principal noticed the theft of more than $200 last week and set up surveillance equipment in the event more cash was taken.

Upon review of the tape, it was revealed an employee of the school came into the room, opened a cabinet, removed cash and placed it in her pocket.

The principal notified Brownwood Police, and according to the report filed by the officer, the employee confessed to taking cash on three separate occasions and to having previously taken other school property to her Eastland County home. An investigation is continuing into other items taken from the school, including a computer and digital camera.

In other police activities:

• Two sisters, ages 12 and 17, were arrested Tuesday on charges of shoplifting nearly $500 in clothing, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics from a store in the 400 block of Commerce.

According to the report given by the store’s security officer, the suspects wore some items and hid others in their clothing and inside purses, and were observed leaving the store without paying for them.

• Guns have been reported stolen from a CR 201 residence, according to a report filed Monday with Brown County Sheriff’s Department. The victim stated his 20-gauge shotgun and .22-caliber semi-automatic rifle were last seen on Friday. Deputies are continuing an investigation into the burglary.

• Computer processors, monitors and a printer were taken from a business located in the 400 block of Old May road, according to a report filed Tuesday with Brown County Sheriff’s deputies. There are no suspects in the case.

• Three males appear to have worked together in a plan to steal a mixing board from a pawn shop located in the 200 block of West Commerce.

According to reports, two of the men talked to employees while a third took the item, valued at more than $300, and left without paying. An investigation is continuing.

• A storage facility located in the 2800 block of 14th Street was the targeted by burglars sometime Saturday, according to a complaint taken by sheriff’s deputies. At least one renter had a green and pink-flowered couch and love seat valued at $1500 taken.

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