WPD searching for ‘gypsies’ wanted for theft

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Submitted: Wed, 01/19/2011 - 5:38pm
Updated: Wed, 01/19/2011 - 7:04pm

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Wilmington Police Detectives are trying to identify the traveling gypsies of Wilmington. This suspect was caught on videotape after taking items from the CVS on Market St. on 1/12/11. Suspect was seen getting into a green Buick. Suspect is wearing what appears to be a camo jacket but eyewitness says there was a design on the back and the jacket is leather. These traveling gypsies of Wilmington steal everything from detergent to alcohol.

Websters Definition: Gypsy: a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment.

My Definition: Criminal who goes store to store as demanded by the “customer’s order”. Example: if I want some Tide detergent I will pay you $5 to go steal me some.


  • Guest2769 says:

    Your definition don’t count, that is called opinion. I clicked on the article expecting a story about a caravan of brightly clothed Europeans. Instead I got your stupid definition and a story about shoplifting.

    Story. My definition: something someone else has made up to entertain. I am not intertained.

  • Guest says:

    i cannot believe this article is on your website. It is THE most unprofessional and misinformed thing I have seen in a very long time. Who said this guy is from a band of gypsies?? The reporter or the WPD? I sure hope it is not the WPD, because if so they need some re-training. The above poster is right. I have never heard of Black gypsies.
    I have heard of drug addicts who steal these kinds of things for drugs. That is why in most grocery stores certain things are behind counters now.
    This is just appalling to be called journalism.

  • Guest says:

    so after re-reading after my last comment..was the reporter making fun of the WPD? well, if they call them gypsies, maybe they do deserve it….but not as news. still a really stupid article.

  • tgould says:

    I kinda know what they are saying but They are called runners ,they are professional thiefs,they get orders from triffling people,go to the stores steel the list of things then they go back and sell it at discount to the ones who ordered it,it usually takes a couple of people if they looked at the tape the other ones went in the other doors theses people are slick,This is how they make a living,they probably are from a neighboring area,brunswick,whiteville,southport,burgaw not far but far enough they think.I seen this on americans most wanted awhile back not saying it is the same ones but about what thoses people were doing

  • Guest says:

    Um am I going blind????this dude is black!!!what type of Gypsy is black, true gypsy isnt black, its a bit dark skined or white skined. I see one black dude in a pic and not gypsies……Maybe I am not the blind one!

  • Black Man says:

    boy ths article got to me. Not only is this poor journalism. But people speculating on this man as a addict. The only thing it seems anybody knows from this picture is that he stole from the cvs. It seems the cvs need to invest in something in addition to the camera’s or all they will have is memories in a photo book. And since you all deem this as news …maybe you should go back to that same store and get pictures of blonde hair and blue eyes gypses….b/c they steal as well…and Im sure cvs has some pics of them to show as well….but I forgot in this so called jouralism you choose to post the others…JUST MAYBE….we will see more pics of those previously and currently on the local abc board…

  • Guest1903 says:

    he is a crook regardless.

  • Guestbabi36 says:

    You need to let officials in Charlotte or Raleigh to be looking out for him!

  • tgould says:

    1: a member of a traditionally itinerant people who originated in northern India and now live chiefly in south and southwest Asia, Europe, and North America
    2:not capitalized: one that resembles a Gypsy;
    especially: wanderer
    3:The Gypsy people are known for moving from place to place instead of living in one place for a long time.

    Why does everything have to end with race in any blog there are always thoses that have to play that card ( body or color can be a gypsy )

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