Thursday, August 16, 2007

Crafty Man Uses Skills For Petty Theft

Man uses stick, wire to steal cigarettes
Bevin Milavsky, Lehigh Valley Express-Times
August 16, 2007 13:22PM

A 49-year-old Bethlehem man threaded a piece of a tree branch and a cable TV wire through a coin slot to steal 15 packs of cigarettes early this morning from the Hess gas station on Broadway, police said.

Police said Jerome Anderson, whose last known address was in the 700 block of Broadway, entered the gas station in the 200 block of Broadway about 2 o'clock. The cigarettes were worth $52.

He was arraigned before District Judge Nancy Matos Gonzalez on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness.

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