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ROMNEY — Quick action by store owner Rob Dillon helped end a purse heist minutes after it began late Tuesday afternoon.
Dillon said a man was in Dillon’s Country Treasures gift shop on Main Street for about four minutes before an employee spied him running out the back door and jumping into a burgundy van. The employee called Dillon at his furniture store behind Country Treasures.
“I jumped in my truck and took off looking for him,” Dillon said, finding the van just down U.S. 50 at the Cruise-Thru liquor store. “I pinned him in with my truck so he couldn’t move.”
First Sgt. C.E. Pratt, District 2 commander for the West Virginia State Police, showed up then, followed shortly by Trooper First Class M.T. Sherman. They searched the Ford Econoline van, finding 43 bags that Dillon valued at $1,767.
Sherman arrested the driver, Harold Allen Comadore Davis II, 32, of New Market, Va. He was charged with grand larceny and transported to the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail. He remained there this morning (Thursday, March 7) on $2,500 cash-surety bond.
Trooper First Class M.M. Massie and Senior Trooper D.A. Bowland assisted in the investigation.