BOONE — High Country Crime Stoppers and Boone Police seek the public’s assistance in solving a reported crime that took place at Regear Outdoors —located at 967 Rivers St. 

According to Boone Police, an unidentified male entered Regear Outdoors on Jan. 18. After some time spent inside the business, the male purchased a pair of pants that reportedly displayed an altered tag — as to register a lower price at checkout. Prior to purchasing the pants, the suspect removed the lower-priced tag from another pair of pants and then displayed it on a higher priced pair of pants, as if this price was correct, according to Boone Police.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (828) 268-6959 / (828) 737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900. Submit a Crime Stoppers tip at www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1251 or text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information will be kept confidential.

High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information that leads to arrests, recovery of stolen property, seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.

High Country Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff’s offices. Each county has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen’s board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations and approval of rewards.

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