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Howell’s Pawn Shop Is The Latest In String of New Martinsville Burglaries

By Staff | Nov 24, 2010

Another local business has been the victim of crime. Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m. two males described wearing hoodies broke into the storage room of Howell’s Pawn Shop, located in Steelton on state Route 2 in New Martinsville.

The culprits got away with one Harrington and Richardson .22 pistol. Police found a bag of pistols left behind. New Martinsville Chief of Police Tim Cecil said the owner of the shop happened to be going into his store at the time of the break-in. He heard noise in the back of the store and quickly turned out the light, closed the door, and phoned the police. There were no injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to call the New Martinsville Police Department at 304-455-9100.