| Wilmington StarNews
A man pled guilty Wednesday to repeatedly stealing tools from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Wilmington.
Andre Green, 52, was sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for stealing from Lowe’s, located at 354 S. College Road, according to a press release from Ben David, the district attorney for New Hanover and Pender counties.
The first theft occurred on June 2, 2019 when Green was caught on video taking the tools and fleeing the scene. A detective from the Wilmington Police Department identified Green using store surveillance footage and Green’s involvement with other thefts in the area, according to the press release.
Green was charged with habitual larceny because he has been convicted of at least four prior thefts.
While out on bond for the June 2 incident, Green returned to the same Lowe’s and stole more tools on two separate dates. He was again caught on surveillance video and charged with two additional counts of habitual larceny, the press release stated.
Superior Court Judge Kent Harrell sentenced Green, who is classified as a habitual felon, to between eight and 11 years in prison Wednesday. Offenders reach habitual felon status when they commit a felony after being convicted of three previous felonies, according to the release.
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