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Info sought on burglaries

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wise County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for information leading to the arrest of suspects responsible for a burglary on July 30 off Joy Road in Rhome.

The suspects knocked to see if anyone was home and then kicked in the door. Security cameras recorded the suspect vehicle pulling into the driveway and also recorded suspects crossing the property to the garage.

To view surveillance videos of the suspects, visit wcmess.com/burglaryvid and wcmess.com/burglaryvid2.

The incident is similar to a burglary July 22 on Saddlebrook Court in New Fairview. The suspects in that burglary were described as two large black males driving a blue sedan type vehicle. Area residents described the same people knocking on doors in the area to see if anyone was home. If a homeowner answered the door, the suspects asked if they needed their lawn mowed.

It is not known if the two burglaries are related.

To report information about either burglary or the individuals responsible, contact Wise County Crime Stoppers at 800-643-TIPS or 940-627-TIPS (8477) 24 hours a day. A reward of up to $1,500 may be given for tips leading to an arrest.

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