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Gig Harbor police blotter: A shoplifter foiled, and car prowls that failed

Customer pile on

Oct. 13 — Two men were seen shoplifting power tools in a hardware store on Borgen Boulevard. One got away, but customers grabbed the other and held him for police.

Police were dispatched at 10:01 a.m. to the 5100 block of Borgen Boulevard, where they found two men holding down the suspected shoplifter. Witnesses told them the other suspect got in a car and drove away, leaving his partner behind.

The retrieved power tools were valued at a total of $248. The suspect had $350 in his wallet. He refused to talk to police and was arrested.

Failed car prowl

Oct. 3 – The windows of two cars parked near the northern end of the Cushman Trail were damaged in what looked like a failed break-in attempt. A wallet and iPad left in one car were not taken, though the window was smashed. The second car’s window was damaged, but not broken.

Police were dispatched at 6:24 p.m. to the 5300 block of Borgen Boulevard where the attempted break-ins occurred. Nothing appeared to have been taken from either vehicle.