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Police determine that robbery report was bogus

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

A strong-arm robbery reported Nov. 27 turned out to be bogus, a press release from the Nevada Police Department said Monday.

Investigators could find no evidence supporting a 49-year-old Kansas woman's report that she'd been accosted by two men in the Wal-Mart parking lot, who knocked her down and stole a Motion-brand tablet computer.

Detectives were never able to locate any witnesses to the reported assault and robbery. Additionally, Wal-Mart security video did not support the claims made by the woman, a press release said; and police came to the conclusion that no such incident had taken place.

Nevada Police Sgt Jeff Baker said, "Our investigation has determined that this report to police was false and we intend to file charges stemming from this false police report. The original reporting party continues to refuse to cooperate with police."

The woman's name was not disclosed.

Anyone with information on crime is asked to contact the Nevada Police at (417) 448-5100 or use the Tip Hotline at (417) 448-5117.



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