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      Woman caught stealing from Harlingen real estate office

      51-year-old Cynthia Lynn Hopkins

      A Harlingen woman was arrested for attempting to steal two expensive items from a real estate company.

      An employee for Commercial Real Estate Company called police to say that a woman had entered the office and taken the items.

      They told police that the woman took a lion picture frame and a bronze statue that have a combined estimated value of $3,500.

      The employee and a business partner had tried confronting the woman, but she ignored them and left the building with the two items.

      Minutes later, her car was spotted by a Sergeant on Stuart Place Road.

      Additional police units responded to the scene and the driver was pulled over.

      She was identified as 51-year-old Cynthia Lynn Hopkins.

      The picture frame and statue were returned to the owner, who planned on filing charges.

      Hopkins bond was set at $10,000.

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