POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 1:16pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 3:42pm
Cherokee County, Texas (KETK) —
The Cherokee County Sheriff's office is investigating a string of burglaries which began in August.
On Sunday, August 25th, home owners on CR4625 in the Troup Community, reported that their house had been broken into sometime between 1:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. Upon deputies arrival and on scene it was discovered that the suspects entered the house through an unlocked side door, and removed only firearms from the master bedroom closet.
Since receiving the report, Investigators have followed up on all possible leads, and searched for the stolen property. As of this date the burglary remains open.
The items reported stolen from the residence on the day of the burglary were listed as follows:
Ruger Mini-14, .223 caliber, semi-automatic rifle with a brown wooden stock; approximate value of $700
Bushmaster XM-15, .223 caliber, semi-automatic rifle, all black in color; approximate value of $2,100
Marlin Model 60, .22 caliber, semi-automatic rifle, w/ brown wood stock; approximate value of $350
Youth's 20 gauge pump shotgun, painted with poplin camouflage pattern; approximate value of $200
- Estimated total value, approximately $3,500
On October 2, 2013, deputies responded to a residence on FM-2064 in the Gould Community South of Troup. The home owner had called to report that his residence had been broken into sometime between 8:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. The home owner return to his residence just after Noon, and upon entering his residence, he discovered the living room window broken out at the rear of the house. It was also later discovered that a window in one of the bedrooms at the rear of the house had been broken out and entry attempted through that window. Entry was eventually gained through the broken living room window when the suspect, or suspects, used a cooler from the back yard to boost themselves up and inside the residence.
The homeowner discovered that the bedrooms had been rummaged through, leaving them in disarray, and only small valuables were stolen:
Miscellaneous jewelry. Mostly gold and pearl jewelry
Two small white coin purses containing silver dollars
- Tan canvas zipper bag containing collectable coins, mostly from 1962
While at the scene, a neighbor stopped by the residence and advised the deputy that at around 9:00 a.m., he had observed a white, 2008/2009 Chevrolet pickup truck pull into the driveway and was parked in front of the garage. He further described the truck as very clean, with mud-grip tires, aluminum wheels and a CB antenna on the top of the cab. There was no estimate for the total value due to the collectable coins.
On Monday October 21, 2013, at 2:00 a.m., a home owner on HWY-135, approximately two miles outside Jacksonville, reported that her residence was broken into sometime during the night, after she left for work at 2:00 p.m,, on Sunday. The unknown suspects gained entry to the residence by kicking in the front door, breaking the main lock and an external hasp lock.
Once inside they stole the following items:
Sharp brand, 40 inch LCD flat screen TV
DVD Player and numerous DVD movies
Gold bracelets, rings and miscellaneous jewelry
Collectable Buffalo nickels
- Estimated total value, over $2,000
If you have any information regarding the information or stolen items in these crimes, please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.