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Portal Police: Man arrested for stealing auto parts from acquaintance
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    Portal Police arrested a man  they said stole auto parts from an acquaintance and returned them for a refund.
    Christopher Burnette, 21, Grady Street, Portal,  broke into a vehicle that belonged to a man he knew and took a gasket set that was valued around $200, said Portal Police Chief Jason Sapp.
    Burnette then took the parts to Mallard Auto Parts in Statesboro and obtained a cash refund. Employees of the parts store recorded Burnette’s tag number as well as his description, as he did not have a receipt, and shared the information with police investigating the reported automobile break-in.
    When questioned, Burnette admitted the theft, Sapp said. Burnette was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, booked on charges of entering auto and theft  by taking.
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