Woman Arrested on Burglary Charges

A Joplin woman could be facing burglary and trespassing charges after sneaking in the back door of Papa Murphy's Pizza on West 7th Street. An employee caught 48-year-old Sherry Brooks riffling through a purse Tuesday afternoon. Brooks fled, and Joplin police arrested her a short time later at the 7th Street Taco Bell. Lt. Matt Stewart tells News Talk KZRG they don't think she got away with much.

"It's unknown what she took. The victim looked, and it didn't appear she actually took anything. It just appears she was in the process of trying to find something to take."

Stewart says always make sure you keep your valuables out of sight and your doors locked.