Skip to main content

Concord Crimeline Reports Theft at Gibson's Bookstore

Apr 30, 2015 12:44PM ● Published by Kevin

On April 27, 2015, police responded to Gibson's Bookstore at 45 S. Main St. for a report of a past tense theft.  Upon arrival the manager reported that the store had an issue involving some missing Julia Child cook-books.  The manager said that at first he did not know if there was an issue with their inventory or if the books had been stolen.  It was reported that a total of fifteen books are missing with a value of approximately $500.

The manager said that he began reviewing video to see if he could locate the problem.  Upon viewing video from April 7, 2015 it was discovered that an older woman had removed two books from the shelf and placed them under her skirt before exiting the store. The manager reported that woman could be seen taking the books from the same section that holds Julia Child cook-books.

It appears that when the woman is leaving the store she is holding something between her legs based on the way she was walking. The woman is described as being “older” with white hair.

The Concord Police Department has recovered photographs and video from store security and is asking the public to assist in identifying the individual of interest depicted in the photographs.

Anyone who has information relative to any criminal incident is asked to call the Concord Regional Crimeline at (603) 226-3100, or submit information online to the website at:, or Txt TIP234 and their message to CRIMES (274637).  Crimeline awards cash to anyone whose information leads to the arrest and indictment of criminals. All tips remain anonymous. 

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Around Concord's free newsletter to catch every headline

Today, Community crime police News theft police blotter crimeline
Weekly Recipes