Police probe rash of weekend break-ins
From Staff Reports
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Yet another string of break-ins kept Rocky Mount police busy over the weekend.
Police responded to six home break-ins between Friday and Sunday across the city, with the first report coming at 3:09 p.m. Friday at a house on the 1100 block of Nashville Road. They said the victim was not home when the break-in happened.
According to a report on the incident, items estimated to be worth $850 were taken including a ring worth $400, a necklace worth $150 and a bracelet worth $100. The report also stated that a double pane window sustained damage estimated to be $250 while a door lock sustained damage estimated to be $100.
Police responded almost an hour later to another report of a home break-in at 4:06 p.m. at a house on the 600 block of Hammond Street. They said the victim was not home when the break-in happened. According to the incident report, the house had last been known to have been secure at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Items worth an estimated $2,584 were taken including various pairs of shoes — at least two pairs of which were recovered — a nebulizer medical device worth an estimated $500 and a child’s car seat estimated to be worth $139.
Police responded to a third break-in the same day at 10:14 p.m. at a house on the 1000 block of Winston Walk. The victim was not home when the break-in happened, according to the responding officers. A report on the incident stated that food items worth an estimated $80 were taken.
The break-ins continued Saturday as police responded to another break-in report at a house on the 700 block of South Pine Street. The victim was not home when the break-in happened, according to police. A television estimated to be worth $300 was taken along with a tablet estimated to be worth $170.
Police responded to two more home break-ins Sunday at 7:44 p.m. at a house on the 1700 block of Davis Street and at 10:28 p.m. at a house on the 1800 block of Old Barn Road. Items estimated to be worth $720 were taken in the first break-in, according to its incident report. They included food items estimated to be worth $300, a television, Playstation 4 and cell phone, each estimated to be worth $100.
Various electronics items including a television, tablet and music speaker were taken in the second of the day’s break-ins but later were recovered, according to the incident report. It also stated a television worth $400 was damaged in the break-in along with a door and lock, whose damage was estimated to be $250.
The total estimated value of the items taken in this past weekend’s break-ins was $4,704. Anyone with information about the break-ins should contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Text a tip to 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.