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Tips have helped ID suspects and recover stolen property, but more help sought
From Staff Reports
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple home burglaries and hoping the general public may have information to assist in the cases.
Investigator Tommy Henderson said he is currently investigating three burglaries and would welcome any information that could lead to the identification of the thieves involved and recovery of the stolen property.
Henderson said he has already received a few tips that have led to the identification of suspects and recovery of jewelry stolen from a home in the Neely community between May 24 and June 4. According to Henderson, the owner of the home was away on a job during the specified timeframe, but discovered her home had been burglarized when she returned earlier this month. Credit cards, jewelry and clothing were among the items discovered missing.
Henderson said a tip concerning suspicious characters hanging around a house in McLain led to the recovery of several credit cards belonging to the victim from Neely. The person in possession of those cards at the time has not been charged at this time and Henderson declined to identify the individual as a suspect in the burglary. He did, however, say the discovery has led to the identification of other suspects who are currently being sought for questioning. That investigation, along with a tip from a resident in a surrounding county, led Henderson to pawn shops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the recovery of several pieces of jewelry reported stolen from the Neely property.
The other two burglaries currently under investigation by Henderson involve firearms. In one instance, a gun safe left in a rental property in Vernal was broken into and 20-30 rifles and shotguns were stolen. All but one of the renters has been interviewed, but Henderson said no suspects have been named in the heist at this point.
No arrests had been made as of late Tuesday, but a suspect has been identified in the second gun theft and 3-4 of the stolen firearms recovered. That case also involved a resident who was away from home on a job and returned to find his residence on Thompson Hill Road in McLain had been targeted. Henderson declined to name the suspect in that case since the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (601)394-2341. Reports can also be made anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers at (877)787-5859, or texting the info along with “CSTIP” to 274637.