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Two Southampton homes, business burglarized

Published 10:14am Thursday, February 14, 2013

BY GWEN ALBERS/MANAGING EDITOR

gwen.albers@tidewaternews.com

 

COURTLAND—The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three burglaries, including one in the Courtland area involving the theft of $6,000 worth of jewelry.

Major Gene Drewery said it’s unknown if the break-ins are related.

“We don’t have anything that says that right now,” Drewery said.

There are no suspects.

A neighbor on Barrow Road, where the jewelry was stolen during a Wednesday daytime break-in, said a black sport utility vehicle pulled into his driveway. A 6-foot-2 black man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black ball cap got out of the Ford Explorer and knocked on his door, Drewery said.

Two dogs began barking inside the home and the man left, he said. The neighbor, who didn’t answer the door, noticed a second black man in the Explorer.

The first burglary occurred between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at Southampton Veterinary Clinic on Delaware Road, Drewery said. A dog crate, gallon of shampoo, gallon of conditioner and dog grooming kit were taken.

A home on nearby Monroe Road in the Franklin area was burglarized Wednesday. Entry was made through a back door. A gun, cash and iPod were taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 653-2100 or Crime Line at 653-2900.

 

 

  • AR

    Amazing how none of the thefts in Zuni, 8 at last count, have not
    Made the paper

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  • momto2Js

    What’s the difference between being robbed and being burglarized? Still had your stuff stolen.

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    • SandMan

      One can not rob an empty residence. If a residence, business, etc. is broken into and property is stolen, it is a burglary. If someone walks into a business, displays a weapon and takes cash, then it’s a robbery. If someone enters a store and takes merchandise without paying for it, then it’s a larceny.
      As far as “still had your stuff stolen”…you’re right. It doesn’t make the victim feel any less violated by using the correct terminology.

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  • Curiousreader

    Are these related to the break-in on Hunterdale Rd 2 Sundays ago?

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    • SandMan

      That would be really difficult for Ms. Albers to know…now wouldn’t it?

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  • SandMan

    I have a friend in Capron who has info on the suspects.

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    • AWAGOH

      Could you get your friend to contact the police. I was one of the victims who got robbed.

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      • SandMan

        Actually, you were not “robbed”, but “burglarized”. My info has been passed on to Sgt. Covington. Hope it helps!

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      • employee2

        Sandman, you are really lengthening the term “heard it through the grapevine”!

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      • SandMan

        Noooooo..emp2….grapes don’t grow in SoCo in the Winter!A “Capronite” friend had the same thing happen to him…he has descriptions, tag numbers, etc.

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      • employee2

        Was actually referring to the distance :).

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