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Police: $90K in items taken from fire-damaged Delaware homes

May 14, 2018

BEAR, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a Delaware man stole nearly $90,000 worth of property from apartments vacated after fire damage.

The News Journal reports that residents of the Village of Canterbury Apartments returned May 10 to collect their possessions, two days after a fire burned a third-floor apartment and caused extensive water damage throughout the building. New Castle County police Cpl. Master Cpl. Heather Carter says that those residents instead found $89,489 worth of belongings gone from eight of 12 vacated and padlocked units.

Detectives identified 34-year-old Camal Terry as a suspect. Carter said police found implicating evidence at his home, less than a mile from the complex.

He’s charged with second-degree burglary, misdemeanor criminal mischief, felony theft, misdemeanor theft and theft of a firearm. It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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