Columbia woman charged with burglary after pawning items stolen from mother-in-law

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COLUMBIA, Pa. — A Columbia woman is charged with burglary after pawning the items she allegedly stole from her mother-in-law. Kimberly Robinson, 24, of the 100 block of Locust Street, is accused to breaking into her estranged mother-in-law’s home on the 200 block of South Sixth Street on April 28th. The victim came home to find her home had been forcibly entered while she was at work and several items were stolen, including two HD televisions, two Apple Iphones, a Canon Powershot digital camera, a Garmin NUVI GPS device, a Proscan tablet, and approximately $100 in loose change.

On April 30, 2015, the homeowner found that two of the items that were stolen during the burglary were sold at Pawn Plus, 46 W. King Street in Lancaster. The items were sold on April 29, one day after the burglary.  Robinson was identified as the person who pawned the items. Robinson is the burglary victim’s estranged daughter-in-law. Following the discovery, the victim confronted Robinson about the burglary, and Robinson admitted to burglarizing the home and stealing the items she sold at Pawn Plus.

Columbia Police Detective Matt Leddy filed one count each of Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition, and Receiving Stolen Property against  Robinson, and a felony warrant was issued for her arrest.

Columbia Police received an anonymous tip stating that Kimberly Robinson was in an apartment in the 100 block of Locust Street in Columbia around 12:25pm.  Police immediately responded to the area and successfully apprehended her without incident.  She is currently awaiting arraignment.

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