Thieves hit construction site, house

Published 12:07am Saturday, April 27, 2013

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Police Department is investigating several burglaries this week but say it is too early to tell if the burglaries are connected.

Police say thieves stole a $3,600 welder and welding cables from the construction site at the flyover at the intersection of D’Evereux and Seargent S. Prentiss drives Wednesday.

Thieves also stole a Husqvarna push lawnmower and wheel trimmer from Stine Lumber Wednesday.

Headlights and a safe reportedly containing $10,000 were stolen Wednesday from a storage unit at Guido & Sons after a thief cut the lock on the unit.

Thieves also reportedly stole a AC Delco generator and a Husqvarna weed trimmer from a storage house on Inez Street Monday.

A leaf blower was also stolen from a van used for storage at a Spring Street Monday.

Natchez Detective Jerry Ford said because of the scattered locations of the burglaries, police could not determine whether or not the burglaries are related. The investigation is ongoing, Ford said.

Anyone with any information about the burglaries should contact NPD at 601-445-5565 or Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward up to $1,000 for a tip leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

  • Anonymous

    Why don,t you see the PD cars patrolling as much, I hardly ever see them,guess they are too busy making pit stops etc.

  • Anonymous

    I saw one yesterday afternoon near Morgantown Road looking like he was learning to drive with a tutor. Changed lanes 3 times in about 100 feet without using his signal at all, cut right in front of me, and both were hanging their arms out the windows, zipped a u-turn to cruise the other way and wave at their friends. I guess that was their way of displaying the long arms of the law.

  • concerned redneck

    I saw on working out at the gym over by the flyover. Guess he was getting in shape to chase them lol

  • Reshon ايفانز

    Typically burglary or thief are crimes of opportunities and are rarely foiled by patrolling law enforcement. I suggest that citizens protect and safely lock their belongings away, to eliminate the chances of becoming a victim. As for the Storage Unit robbery, I doubt that was just a random occurrence and whom ever cut the lock was well aware of what that particular unit contained.

  • khakirat

    This really makes the NPD look bad with all these robberies huh’?? !!!

  • Afro

    I agree.

  • Anonymous

    The folks with the storage locker safely locked their belongings away, inside a locked storage locker in a locked safe. That didn’t work either. I agree the locker was targeted, who knew the money was there, NPD detective?

  • Anonymous

    Agree! Crimes of opportunity take both police effort and citizen effort. This don’t tell or snitch cr@p is the reason thieves feel able to commit crimes like this with ease because they know, through reckless anonymity, they basically won’t be reported or turned in. It is only in rare cases where NO ONE saw a thing. Call in and report suspicious cars driving around, get tag info if possible. Report loitering/ “casing.” The biggest threat to thieves isn’t always the police, they are mostly for AFTER a crime has been committed. A watchful, reporting citizen is one of the best weapons of defense.

  • concernedcitizen

    I had to wait behind a NPD officer fully uniformed at Belk while she made several purchases Friday. I see officers in uniform shopping often with their police car parked at the door of stores. It’s not right. They should talke care of personal matters on their own time.