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Update: Elizabethtown Police Announce Arrest in Vehicle Breaking and Entering Case

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Update: February 14, 2020 at 3:26

The two persons of interest in reference to breaking and entering of a motor vehicle that occurred on W. Broad St. on February 11th, 2020 have been identified, according to Detective Sgt. Thompson. Shontia Russ was arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, two counts of Misdemeanor Larceny, Financial Card Theft and Financial Card Fraud.

Russ was booked into the Bladen County Dentition Center under a $135,000 secured bond.  The lead investigator, Det. Sgt. W. Thompson stated tips and information from the public lead to positively identifying Russ.  The other person of interest was not charged after investigators determined he was not an active participate in the crime.

Shontia Russ

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The Elizabethtown Police Department is requesting assistance to identity two persons of interest related to a motor vehicle break in that occurred on W. Broad Street in Elizabethtown. The crime took place on February 11th, 2020.

Items were taken out of the vehicle, to include the victim’s wallet and debit card, according to Detective Sgt. Thompson. He added, the victim’s debit card was used shortly after the vehicle was broken into at a local business.

Photos have been submitted by the Elizabethtown Police for identification purposes. One of the persons of interests is wearing a hoodie with the word Polaroid written on both sleeves.

Please contact Sgt. W. Thompson at 910-862-3125 if you can identify or have any information about the two persons of interest or the vehicle shown in the published photos.

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