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Animal shelter break-in nets computer, TV, cash


    Damage from a break-in at the Columbus County Animal Shelter may be as costly as what was discovered stolen Thursday morning, Shelter Director Joey Prince said.
    “They took a laptop computer, which is bad because we do a lot of our work on it, a TV, and took about $80 from the cash drawer,” Prince said.
    Someone familiar with the Whiteville shelter was apparently involved, Prince said.
    “They knew right where to go for the cash drawer,” Prince said.
    Replacing a large window broken to make entry will cost about $1,000, Prince said.
    Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to contact the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.
    For updates on this story see the May 4 Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

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