Crime Stoppers want to solve burglaries
by Gary Kent
Oct 01, 2010 | 1149 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bee County Crime Stoppers organization is looking for information that could lead to the arrest of the persons responsible for two recent crimes.

If the information provides enough evidence to result in an arrest, the person providing the tip could receive a reward of up to $1,000.

One case involves the burglary of a hardware store discovered on Sept. 19.

According to a report at the Beeville Police Department, the manager of Alamo Hardware, 400 S. Washington St., arrived at the business to find three chainsaws missing.

When Detective Chris Bernal arrived, he was shown where the thief had entered the store’s warehouse through a window.

The detective found mud left behind by someone’s shoe on a pallet of merchandise.

Once inside the warehouse, the thief entered the sales department of the business, got his hands on a bolt cutter and cut a wire cable that secured the Echo chainsaws to a display.

The manager showed Bernal that the thief had used bricks from a pallet outside the warehouse to gain access to the window where he entered the building

The second incident was reported to the Bee County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 21.

Deputies were called to the Fast Break convenience store in Pettus that day after employees found the glass broken out of the front door.

Once inside, the employees found where someone had wrapped a chain around an automatic teller machine and attempted to pull it from the store.

The thieves were unsuccessful in their attempt but they caused considerable damage before they left.

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in either case is urged to call either the Beeville Police Department at 358-8100 or the Bee County Sheriff’s Office at 358-3221.

Witnesses also may contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 362-0206.

Tips may be called in to the toll-free Crime Stoppers hotline at (877) 362-0206 or e-mailed to
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