Thieves hit construction site, house

Published 12:07 am 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.

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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.