350 Barbie dolls stolen from Lexington home

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Barbie doll (stock photo)

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A 51-year-old Lexington grandmother said she’s upset after her collection of 350 Barbie dolls was taken in a break-in at her late parents’ vacant home.

Tammy Weaver told The Lexington Dispatch she began the collection in 1980 and planned to pass it on to her granddaughter. Weaver said the fancifully dressed dolls had been kept in closets at the home.

Weaver estimates the value at $5,000. She said some dolls were gifts from family members, while she found others at sales or through internet purchases.

Weaver said a computer monitor and crystal glassware also are missing.

Capt. Mitch Kepley with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said entry into the home appears to have been through an unlocked door.

Credit: The Associated Press.