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Blotter: Adults allegedly take items by using children to distract

Youngsters used by a group of four adults to distract employees at a children’s clothing store so the adults could allegedly take items will probably be going back to school wearing the latest trends that were — literally — a steal, according to a police report.

Store employees told police that while they were distracted by the children, adults in the group allegedly stuffed a bag full of clothing and then ran Saturday afternoon. The case is still open and no arrests had been made at the time the report was filed. The alleged theft happened in the 1800 block of South Loop 288.

The employees told police that the suspects left in multiple vehicles, according to the report.

Other reports

In unrelated but similar reports, two men found out that once you start dating a new girlfriend, it may be a good idea to find out as much as you can about her ex-boyfriend:

1700 block of Broadway Street — On Saturday night, one man found out the hard way that his new girlfriend came with a little baggage in the form of an angry ex-boyfriend, according to a police report.

According to the report, the man reported that his girlfriend’s ex came over to his house and allegedly damaged his truck.

A headlight, a tail light and a side mirror on the truck were all broken, and the paint on the driver’s side of the vehicle was scratched, resulting in damage estimated at more than $500, the report stated.

The girlfriend said she saw her ex-boyfriend allegedly damaging the truck, but he was not at the scene when police arrived, according to the police report. The case is still open.

7000 block of Front Lane — A man reported that he believed his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend keyed the right side of his vehicle and kicked a large dent in the driver’s-side door Saturday evening, according to a police report.

The man estimated that the loss was $1,500 or more but less than $20,000, according to the police report. The case is still open and pending.

600 block of Mayhill Road — A woman reported that her vehicle was stolen Saturday morning. The woman told police that her car was locked and that she had the only set of keys.

She also told police that her payments were current, according to the report. There was no sign of broken glass in the area. The case is still open and pending, according to the report.

— John D. Harden

Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801. Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).