Salisbury teens arrested for burglary

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During July and August of 2017, the Salisbury Police Department investigated over 20 incidents of Burglary and Theft in the Doverdale community.

Many of the incidents involved lawnmowers, power tools and electronics being stolen from neighborhood garages and sheds.

During the investigation, detectives determined several suspects had been selling the stolen property on an app called “Let Go”.

On August 9, while investigating a theft report, officers found a large amount of stolen property at a home in the 500 block of Truitt Street. Officers then arrested a 14-year-old who was selling the property on "Let Go". The 14-year-old was later charged and released to the custody of relatives.

On August 24, detectives recovered stolen items from a home in the 500 block of Liberty Street after receiving a search and seizure warrant.

Following the discovery of the stolen items, police arrested 18-year-old Zamere Purnell on Burglary and related charges. He was also selling the stolen items on the “Let Go” application and was working with the previously arrested 14-year-old.

The Salisbury Police Department continues to investigate these incidents and asks anyone who may have any information to contact investigators at (410)-548-3165.

Salisbury Police are also asking anyone in the Salisbury area who may have recently purchased items off of the “Let Go” app to contact detectives in order to determine whether they are in possession of stolen property.

Investigators said they would like to return as much property as possible to the victims of these incidents.

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