Break-ins have Brundidge police on high alert

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Recent break-ins in all areas of Brundidge are reason for concern among city residents and have the Brundidge Police Department on high alert for those who are committing the crimes.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said “tis the season” for people who do their “shopping” in a free and easy kind of way.

“It’s that time of the year and people are looking for ways to get cash and, maybe even gifts, without having to pay for them” Davenport said. “There’s a rash of break-ins in every area of town.

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“One lady left her purse in the car and ran in the house for about two or three minutes. When she came back her purse was gone. She had her driver’s license, her credit cards, her social security card, just a lot of personal information in her purse. Whoever got her purse was probably looking for money.

“In some of the break-ins, it looks like they are after anything they could get.”

“However, Davenport said, at a break-in in the Caldwell subdivision nothing was taken but a note was left.

“Break-ins have not been limited to houses,” he said. “The Wagon Wheel Restaurant was broken into and a trailer.  A car window was broken out so whoever it was could get inside. It’s everywhere.”

Davenport said the Brundidge Police Department is patrolling the town in an effort to find who is behind the break-ins.

“We’re asking the public to be to aware of the situation and to be vigilant,” he said.

“Break-ins are happening so don’t make it easy for whoever’s doing this by leaving your car unlocked or your doors unlock.

“Leave a light on and watch out for anything out of the ordinary. And, if you see anything suspicious, call the police department at 735-3333.”

Davenport said although no one has been taken into custody, there are suspects in the cases.