TPD investigating more burglaries
by Chris Norwood
Dec 27, 2013 | 2652 views |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Talladega police are investigating half a dozen more burglaries reported between Monday and Christmas Day, according to official reports.

The first of these was a burglary at Granny’s Daycare on East Parkway sometime between Friday and Monday, according to Capt.Leon Thomas. After forcing their way into the building, burglars then jimmied a closet door and stole a fire safe valued at $100 and $626 in cash and checks inside it.

The next incident reported was at a trailer being renovated on Concord Church Road sometime between Dec. 9 and Dec. 23, Thomas said. After entering through a bedroom window, the suspects did damage estimated at $700 to a bathroom floor and stole a right angle drill valued at $500; a Skil saw valued at $300; a Craftsman saw valued at $700; carpet tools valued at $400; hornet spray valued at $5; a Porter table valued at $400; an air compressor valued at $500; three nail guns and a bag valued at $250; miscellaneous tools valued at $500; and a plastic underpinning valued at $1,000. Unlike most of the other incidents reported this week, there are suspects in this case, Thomas said.

Sometime between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23, someone appears to have burglarized a residence at Sunrise Apartments. The owner returned home and found the front door open, Thomas said.

Missing items include a diamond bracelet and 1.5 karat diamond ring, a portable DVD player and a prepaid phone card.

The next incident was reported Christmas Eve on Hosey Street, where the stolen items included a 19 inch Sony flat screen TV valued at $150, a 32 inch Vizio flat screen TV valued at $499 and wrapped Christmas gifts estimated at $300.

The break-in occurred sometime between 2 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., and although there are no suspects, witnesses did see a dark colored vehicle near the house.

A break-in on Walnut Street was also reported on Christmas Eve, sometime between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The front door had been forced open, and the power had been shut off at the breaker, Thomas said.

Items stolen include two Samsung flat screen TVs, a 46 inch valued at $500 and a 32 inch valued at $300; numerous pieces of jewelry; a high definition cable valued at $50 and a security system valued at $300 and U.S. currency. There was also a possible suspect in this case, Thomas said.

The last break-in was reported sometime between 9:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and 9 a.m. Christmas Day at a vacant house on Providence Road.

Items stolen here include a Maytag washer and dryer, a GE dishwasher, a Kitchen Chef stove and a bedroom suit.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents should contact the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or call the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.

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