Orange police detectives are tracking down a man who stole more than $1,000 worth of power tools from Home Depot Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the store at 603 Strickland Drive at 1:30 p.m. when an assistant manager reported a man walked out without paying for a shopping cart full of tools. The man left in a dark-colored Chevrolet Malibu.
Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the tools were DeWalt brand and worth some $1,000. He said investigators have information about the thief and are looking for him.
A thief in a convenience store Tuesday morning grabbed unpaid lottery tickets and cashed them in at another store before they were registered as stolen.
Officer G.D. Keaton Jr. reported he went to the Zapco store, 18548 Highway 62 South, at 9:55 a.m. The store clerk told him a short, white man in a blue jacket asked to buy three $50 lottery tickets. The clerk got the tickets from behind the counter.
However, the man’s card declined the payment. The man then grabbed the tickets off the counter, ran to his white pickup truck, and drove away.
The clerk told Keaton he notified his manager, who told him to call the Texas Lottery to report the tickets as stolen. However, personnel at the lottery office said the tickets had already been cashed for an unspecified amount.