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Police arrest Toys for Tots thieves

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Rayburn Buchanan, busted for stealing a Toys for Tots jar. Rayburn Buchanan, busted for stealing a Toys for Tots jar.
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RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) -- In the context of thefts, $10 is a pittance. But it's significant when it's stolen from an organization that gives children a better Christmas.

A man and his girlfriend are accused of swiping a Toys for Tots donation jar from Flat Top Arms, a business in Raleigh County.

35-year-old Rayburn Buchanan and his girlfriend, Amanda Vickers, 25, are charged with petit larceny and conspiracy.

Police say the pair didn't get very far from the store.

A bloodhound tracked them to their home about a half-mile down the road.

Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner says when deputies arrived at the door, Buchannan confessed.

"There was a local business that had a can raising money for Toys for Tots and this subject we arrested admitted to him and his girlfriend going in to the store and stealing the money, he truly is the Grinch that stole Christmas and he is now in custody," said Sheriff Steve Tanner.

Tanner say Vickers is expected to turn herself in.

On a side note, this is the first time deputies have tracked a suspect with their new bloodhound and made an arrest.

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