Downtown sees more break-ins

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 23, 2008

NATCHEZ — Police Chief Mike Mullins said two early Tuesday morning robberies on Wheeler Avenue and Auburn Avenue were not the work of the man police have identified as a suspect in the downtown burglaries.

Police have not made that suspect’s name public yet.

“We were able to confirm he was at home during these robberies,” Mullins said.

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Mullins said at approximately 4:25 a.m. a couple on Wheeler Avenue heard one of their windows being slid open.

Mullins said when the homeowners got up to investigate, they scared the would be intruder.

“He ran off before entering the house,” he said.

Mullins said the homeowners were able to see the would-be intruder.

He was described as a male, wearing a dark colored jacket, standing approximately 6 feet tall.

At approximately 8 a.m., on nearby Auburn Avenue, another burglary was reported.

Mullins said he suspects the same perpetrator was involved in both cases.

On Auburn a vehicle was broken into and three pocketknives and $20 in cash were stolen.

At the same residence, the unlocked laundry room was also burglarized.

Mullins said a set of golf clubs and various tools were stolen from the laundry room.

There was also evidence at the scene to suggest that the burglar may have attempted to enter the home through a window, Mullins said.

Mullins said on Tuesday evening he does not have any suspects in the latest burglaries.