Police: Man with interest in astronomy and true crime steals library books

Police: Man with interest in astronomy and true crime steals library books
(David Whisenant-WBTV)

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Salisbury Police are looking to book a man on charges that he stole two volumes from the Rowan Public Library.

According to the report, a man walked into the library on Wednesday.  He asked a worker where he could find books on astronomy and true crime.

A few minutes later a worker saw the man heading for the door with two books.  The worker told him he needed to check the books out, but he began running out the door.  A witness said he jumped into a car and sped off.

The books were valued at a total of $59.90.

The book bandit was described as a black man wearing a Seattle, Washington, jacket and carrying a red book bag.

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