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BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a woman has been charged with taking 16 cats from the Burlington Animal Shelter.

Police say 22-year-old Emily Suzanne Uckele of Burlington turned herself in Tuesday.

Uckele is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and first-degree trespassing.

Police were called to investigate a break-in at the shelter May 7. Police found evidence they thought was used to break into the structure.

Police reviewed video at a nearby store and saw Uckele buying the item that was used in the break-in.

Investigators think other people were involved in the break-in. The cats are still missing.

It was not clear if Uckele has an attorney.

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