Laurel Police Investigate Burglaries - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Laurel Police Investigate Burglaries

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The Laurel Police Department is busy this week looking for suspects for several burglaries in the area.

Detective Kim Stewart of the LPD said he hasn't had much sleep since early Saturday morning when a call came in that someone had broken into Speedy Cash on 16th Ave.

He said the suspect broke in through a side window.

"Once the suspect gained entry, he searched and looked for items to take in the burglary," Stewart explained.  "The alarm went off and the suspect left through the window that he came in."

Upon investigation throughout the neighborhood, Stewart noticed the front door was busted at Seafood Connection just a few blocks away.  An undetermined amount of cash was stolen from that business.

Moments later, Stewart received a call from Golden Tropics down the road.  A black male entered the tanning business through the attic, turning up surveillance cameras on his way.

Prevalence video taken at Speedy Cash shows the suspect - a black male dressed in blue-jeans and a white T-shirt.  Stewart said he is about 6'2" and weighs around 200 lbs.

"During this burglary, the Speedy Cash suspect did not take anything from this place of business," Stewart said.  "Golden tropics did not have anything missing."

Stewart said he thinks the alarm systems are the reason nothing was taken from those two places.

"Due to the fact that the alarm system went off, and the suspect didn't have very much time to be at the place of business," Stewart said.

He said he needs members of the community to help him solve this case.

"We need your information, not your name," he assured.

He said to call the police department at 601-425-4711 or Crimestoppers at 601-428-STOP(7867).

"We should have a suspect in custody soon," Stewart said.

Police are also asking for information on two white males who broke into Diket Discount Drugs near downtown over the weekend and stole over $5,000 worth of narcotics before leaving in a black Nissan Maxima.  Stewart said he is working with agencies from the Gulf Coast to Memphis in locating this suspect.

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