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CRIME STOPPERS SOLVED: East Moline police make arrest in Leisure Time theft

Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 4:35 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT
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EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - UPDATE: The East Moline Police Department has arrested Samuel James, 31, of East Moline in connection to this incident.

Police tell TV6 they received about half a dozen tips regarding his identity after TV6 aired the weekly Crime Stoppers segment.

James was arrested Wednesday. He’s currently charged with felony theft.

ORIGINAL: The East Moline Police Department is investigating the theft of a cash register from Leisure Time.

It happened at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect was seen on video opening the register without success before unplugging the register and taking it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500 or submit your tip on the app P3 Tips. All tips are anonymous. If your information leads to an arrest, you’ll receive a cash reward on a first-come, first-served basis.

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