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Tip leads to the arrest of two women

A neighbor’s tip led to the arrest of two women suspected of stealing hand and power tools from Crowe Hill residences early Tuesday morning.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said police dispatch received a call about 5 a.m. Tuesday from a concerned citizen who had seen two people “walking from a neighbor’s carport carrying something. The caller could not tell what the subjects were carrying but saw them walk to a nearby car and leave the area.”

Officers arrived about 5:19 a.m. to the Brookwood Drive residence and talked with the homeowner, who was unaware of the burglary.

“A quick review of security camera footage at the residence by responding officers provided suspect information,” Barr said. Officers were able to locate the vehicle involved, a 2004 green Mercury Grand Marquis, along with the suspects within the hours.

“Officers recovered property taken from three residences in the neighborhood,” Barr said.

Dezare Lashay Wiggins, 30, of Brundidge, and Shasta Lee Brewer, 38, of Troy, were each charged with three counts of burglary third degree. Wiggins’ bond was set at $5000 for each case; Brewers’, $2,500 for each case.