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Crimes prompt chief’s warning

Following two crime incidents in Brundidge over the weekend, Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport is encouraging residents to be aware of any unfamiliar people in their neighborhoods or anyone who seems to be spending more than a casual amount time in the area.

“Around 9 a.m. Saturday, Buddy Adams was cleaning a lot at Lakeview cemetery and noticed a black male walking along Highway 93,” Davenport said. “When he turned away, the man knocked him in the head and took his wallet out of his pocket. Then, on Sunday night, someone broke into Jones Animal Clinic on Lee Street in what was an apparent attempt to rob the place.”

Davenport said the security camera caught the crime on tape and the suspect is thought to be the same person who broke into the clinic about a year ago.

“It was the same mode of operation,” Davenport said. “The first time, the suspect broke the window next to the door and came in though the window. This time, the suspect broke the window and came in through the door and went straight to the cash box. The first time, he had to hunt around for the cash box. So, we’re almost sure it’s the same person.”

Both of these incidents are under investigation, Davenport said.

“We think the man that attacked and robbed Mr. Adams can be identified through a photo lineup and we have tapes of  the break-in and robbery at Jones Animal Clinic,” Davenport said.

“We are working on both of the cases and we are also cautioning our residents to be on the lookout for anything or anybody suspicious and report it to the Brundidge Police Department at 334-735-3333.”