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Suspect sought in Cumberland 'bait car' robbery

Posted February 16, 2011

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— Detectives in Cumberland County are searching for a suspect who they say broke into a sheriff's office "bait car" and stole more than $400 in electronics.

The "bait car" was parked alongside a rural road near Interstate 95 in Cumberland County on December 15, when investigators say the suspect broke in around 2:30 p.m and stole stereo equipment, a camera and a telephone, among other items. The suspect and an accomplice then fled in a different car, authorities said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's office at 910-323-1500 or make an anonymous tip at 910-484-TIPS.


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  • carroln Feb 18, 2011

    That is typical of the law enforcement in this area though. They had rather ride around and chase speeders and play Highway patrol than do their job and catch the crooks burglarizing the town. Again another reason to turn moose loose!!

  • carroln Feb 18, 2011

    His picture is right here and you know he's got a record. Look at him, he looks like someone that has a mug shot on file, so get to work and find him. I live in that area and all the people in that area dont like that nkind of person hanging out around their neighborhood. Looks trashy find him and put him away for a few years. then maybe bubba can take something from him. hahaha

  • Call It Like I See It Feb 18, 2011

    I think in this case, this bait car wasn't being used for the purpose of catching car thieves... it seems it was being used as a warning for potential speeders along the interstate. In that case, there wouldn't be any police officers on stand by to catch them. Dummy cars are a pretty routine thing.

  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    OK,Barney did you load your Gun?????? Rule 1 on stake out watch the bait car Key stone Barney's!!!!! Whoooo ,Whooooo Ha!!Ha!!!

  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! Funny!!!!!

  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    Det.So you had a bait car you put it out by road someone stole stuff out of it ???Say that again??? Who -When Wyatt Earp did you go to Det.School???? Please tell us?? oh;you fell asleep???O.K,DEtective good job.how did you get promated???

  • the people Feb 17, 2011

    would of never showed this story Keystone Deputies..How do you have a bait car and stake it out and someone steals stuff while you stake it out????? Where were you all at Krispy Kreme???? This is so funny show us the larceny report???? Sure old Moose did not laugh out loud!!!!!! So funny!!!!!!! Moose !!!!!Ha!!!Ha!!!! Moooooose!!!!!! ain't funny ole timer?????

  • noamo Feb 17, 2011

    Ummmm forgive me for asking, but did the thieves distract the observer(s) with a bag of doughnuts or something significantly less wholesome?

  • sarahsoandso Feb 17, 2011

    Um... entrapment? How do those laws apply exactly?

  • Massdaddy Feb 17, 2011

    HAHAHA! This is too funny. Hopefully they will catch this guy. If he worked for a living like me, he wouldn't have to rob the bait car.