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Woman arrested for burglarizing La Mesa home while soliciting door-to-door

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LA MESA (CNS) - A 23-year-old San Diego woman was in custody Monday for allegedly burglarizing a La Mesa home, and making off with a diamond bracelet, while selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

Courtney Townsend and another solicitor knocked on the victim's front door in the 5600 block of Amaya Drive on Sunday evening, according to La Mesa police.

After the resident open the door, Townsend asked to use the bathroom and allegedly stole the $900 bracelet.

The homeowner soon realized the theft and call police, who were able to locate Townsend still in the area. Townsend was part of a group of unlicensed solicitors selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door, according to police.

Upon arresting Townsend, officers learned she was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for an unrelated burglary offense. Police said the diamond bracelet taken Sunday night was recovered from Townsend's pants pocket.

She was booked into county jail on suspicion of residential burglary and falsely identifying herself to police, and for the burglary arrest warrant.

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