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Woman accused of stealing shoes, confidential city information from Rockland councilor

Lauren Abbate | BDN
Lauren Abbate | BDN
Knox County

A Rockland woman is accused of stealing packages from her neighbor that included shoes and confidential information from city hall.

Angela Robbins, 45, was arrested last week on two felony counts of theft and two counts of violating conditions of release after she allegedly stole two packages from her neighbor, Rockland City Councilor Amelia Magjik.

One of the packages contained two pairs of shoes. The other contained Magjik’s city council agenda packet, which included confidential information regarding a resident’s request for tax abatement due to poverty, according to City Manager Tom Luttrell.

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City council agenda packets are brought to a councilor’s residence by a Rockland police officer, however, if the councilor is not home at the time of delivery, the officer leaves it at the door, Luttrell said.

Magjik reported the thefts to police Oct. 20. She was out of town at the time, and another neighbor in her building placed a package addressed to Magjik on her doorstep. When the neighbor walked by several hours later, he noticed the package was gone, according to a police affidavit filed in court.

The neighbor told Magjik about the package and she then reached out to the Rockland Police Department. Magjik told police she believed that Robbins, who lived on the same floor, had taken the package. She also told police that her agenda packet had been stolen during the previous week.

When police confronted Robbins at her apartment, she initially denied taking the packages of shoes and the agenda packet. But she then allegedly told police she had taken both items “for no reason,” the affidavit states.

Robbins gave the shoes and the packet to police, and the items were returned to Magjik.

On Monday, a Knox County Judge set Robbin’s bail at $400. Her next court date is Dec. 13, according to court documents.


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