Thieves try to strike Ferriday businesses

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, February 20, 2008

FERRIDAY — Would-be thieves have hit a couple of Ferriday businesses lately.

Owner of Colvin’s pharmacy, Bill Colvin, said he received a call from his security company at approximately 5:45 a.m. Monday stating a glass window had been broken and an alarm was going off at his business.

When he arrived at the business, Colvin said he was there before the police and he saw a black male exiting out of a back window, which had been broken.

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About that time the police, who had been on another call, arrived, Colvin said.

Because the almost-culprit was caught in the act, nothing was taken, Colvin said.

“The guy had began to take a lot of narcotics in a trash bag, and he panicked and left it on the floor and didn’t get away with anything,” Colvin said.

The burglar was not apprehended at that time, Colvin said.

Similarly, burglars tried to enter Hollis Jewelry on the same day.

Owner David Hollis said he received a call from his security company that someone was tampering with the phone lines at the business.

When he arrived on the scene, he saw that the sirens had been broken off of the building and someone had tried to alter the alarm box.

Nothing was apparently taken.

Ferriday Police Chief Richard Madison confirmed the attempted robberies.

“It is under investigation,” he said. “We are going to put someone in jail.”