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Raleigh playhouse theft leads to real-life arrest

Posted July 19

Sozan Abboud Ibrahim

— A Raleigh woman was charged Tuesday with stealing an $8,000 playhouse from her sister-in-law's backyard, police said.

Sozan Abboud Ibrahim, 38, of 4228 Palafox Court, was charged with breaking and entering and felony larceny.

Jessica Abboud told police she came home from work Monday evening and discovered that her daughter's playhouse was missing, according to an application for a warrant to search Ibrahim's home. About 50 Lalaloopsy dolls, other toys and an iPad mini were inside the playhouse, Abboud told police.

A witness told police that he saw somebody loading the playhouse onto a flatbed truck.

Meanwhile, Abboud found that the thieves had also gone inside her home and stolen a safe that contained a handgun, about $600 in cash and various documents, including birth certificates and Social Security cards, the search warrant application states.

Abboud's brother-in-law told her that he had seen the playhouse outside the home of his sister, Ibrahim.

Police seized the playhouse, the safe and other items, including some marijuana in a plastic bag from Ibrahim's house, according to the search warrant.


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  • John White Jul 19, 10:28 p.m.
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    Sozan Abboud Ibrahim, age 38; 5' 4", 165; F; arrested Jul 18, 2017, 2:15 a.m. in 4228 Palafox Ct Raleigh, Nc by RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENT Charges: Felony larceny, Breaking and or entering (f)

    Idward Ragheb Abboud, age 61; 6' 0", 200; M; arrested Jul 18, 2017, 2:00 a.m. in 4228 Palafox Ct Raleigh, Nc by RALEIGH POLICE DEPARTMENT Charges: Felony larceny, Breaking and or entering (f)

    Both have the same charge.

  • Rod Runner Jul 19, 9:29 p.m.
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    This is about charges.

    It's possible the other person was arrested, but if he wasn't charged with a crime he shouldn't be in this story.

  • John White Jul 19, 9:22 p.m.
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    The story is about this women being arrested but if you check the arrest reports there was also an older man from the same address arrested? What is up with the reporting WRAL? There would appear to have been two people arrested for this theft.

  • Janet Ghumri Jul 19, 2:04 p.m.
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    Very stupid to steal something that big, from a family member, and putting it in your yard (I'm assuming that due to the size of a playhouse, there's not a lot of places it could have been set up, of course). Going into their home and blatantly stealing the other items is just mean! How were they planning to explain it? What an awful thing for a family member (or anyone else) to do! Throw the book at them, if they didn't steal that, too! Smh

  • Brenda Love Jul 19, 11:32 a.m.
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    I remember back in the day, the closest thing I got to a playhouse was a box that a freezer had been shipped in. My dad cut holes in it for a door and window, and I colored the walls with crayon.