False police report filed…victim recognizes suspect…as the man in the mirror

“I was dispatched to a breaking and entering that had taken place at an apartment complex we frequently visit. Upon arrival, I spoke with the victim who explained that a masked man entered his home and held him at gun point. The victim was forced to sit in a chair as the armed suspect stole is money, TV, XBOX, and games. The victim told me who the suspect was since he had known him in the past. I investigated the incident, however a lot of the details provided did not make sense. As my supervisor and I were talking about the case, we decided to search LeadsOnline to see if we could locate the stolen items. We found a ticket under the victim’s name for the TV that had been reported stolen a week before the incident was reported. The victim was charged with filing a false report to a police station, and subsequently convicted of it. Thanks, LeadsOnline!”

Ptlm. Alexander Balchev
Hudson Police Department
North Carolina