Fishing for items in vehicles lands Abbeville woman in trouble
Friday, August 30, 2013 9:17 AM
An Abbeville woman was arrested Thursday in connection to a truck break-in earlier this month in Greenwood.
Lindsey Gilmer, 24, of 891 Mount Caramel Road, Abbeville, was charged with breaking into a motor vehicle and petit larceny in connection with the incident, records indicated.
Officers responded to a Greenwood bar early the morning of Aug. 2 to talk to the victim, who said several items were taken from his Chevy Impala. According to a Greenwood police report:
The victim told officers he was inside the lounge for about 45 minutes. When he returned to his vehicle he noticed he was missing three fishing rods, a tackle box containing several fishing lures, several CDs and about $4 in assorted change.
Video surveillance at the bar showed the suspect open the door, look inside the vehicle momentarily and briefly leave it the morning of the incident. She then walked to several other vehicles nearby and pulled on handles, but they were all locked. That's when the suspect returned to the victim's vehicle and began collecting items from it. The video showed the woman taking several trips from the Impala to a silver minivan nearby, carrying stolen items and handing them to another person in the minivan. A few minutes later, the suspect and two other people got into the minivan and left the scene, video footage showed.