Niles police: Woman caught suspect rummaging through her car

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Police said the suspect, identified as 43-year-old Carrie Ann Bobbie, was detained until officers arrived

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a woman they say was caught rummaging in a woman’s car in Niles.

An employee leaving work at a business in the 500 block of Mason St. found a woman inside her car, going through her belongings, according to Niles police. The owner of the vehicle went back to her workplace and with others, confronted the woman inside her car.

When police got there, 43-year-old Carrie Ann Bobbie was still in the vehicle, detained by the employee and her boss. Police say when they asked Bobbie to empty her pockets, they found $5 in change and a bracelet that belonged to the employee. 

“I don’t know if she was anticipating that whoever was inside was gonna be inside longer than she was spending in the car or what, but she did offer some excuses as to why she was in the car. Unfortunately, none of them made any sense to the police or to the owner of the car,” said Niles police Capt. John Marshall.

Bobbie faces a theft charge.

She was released on a summons and is scheduled to be in court on Tuesday for her arraignment.

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