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Crime Stoppers seeks help in larceny at Mast General Store in Boone

Last Updated on October 2, 2023 8:54 am

High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime:

On Monday, September 4, 2023, a white female entered Mast General Store, 630 W. King St. Boone, NC, at 1:50 p.m.  She made her way through the store, looking at various items and merchandise.  The female was wearing a purple tank top, gray leggings and sandals.  She selected a pair of braided, Birkenstock sandals form the footwear section and continued browsing through the store.  At one point, the female was observed in surveillance video removing the sandals from the shoebox and concealing them in a shopping bag.  She then discards the empty shoebox in another section of the business, and exits the store at 2:07 p.m. without paying for the merchandise.  

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.

You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).  All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

High Country Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff's offices. Each County has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen's board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations, and approval of rewards.

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