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Considerable Rash of Home Break-ins in Lee County

10:25 PM, May 28, 2010   |    comments
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Lee County (WLTX) - There has been a rash of burglaries in Lee County. Lately, there have been five home break-ins. That brings the total to almost 20 break-ins in less than three weeks.

"It's a quiet neighborhood. Nobody bothers you, I don't have anyone in and out of my house," said break-in victim Mary Kirveen.

Lately those living on the peaceful country roads of Lee County have felt little tranquility.

"It's scary, very. It's scary. When I came home in the yard my windows was broken, glass all over the floor," said Kirveen.

The footprints of her burglar stain her back door, and there was broken glass sitting in the yard. It is no wonder Kirveen cannot shake the horrifying feeling she has felt since she was burglarized on Monday. "When I arrived home I started crying."

Kirveen is one of many. A burglar also busted into a house just down the street from where she lives.

"Normally, in a month, we have three or four break-ins. This month has peaked to 18 break-ins," said interim sheriff Daniel Simon.

That is a 600% increase. Interim Sheriff Daniel Simon said the suspect does his work during the day while no one is home.
"People come home, work hard, and their goods are gone," said Simon.

Kirveen lost a number of electronics. Looking at all the cases, electronics is what the suspect is targeting. Still, Simon is confident the spree is about to end.

"The key to the whole puzzle is solving one break-in. If we can solve the one break-in it may lead to all the other break-ins thats occurring," said Simon.

Most of the break-ins have occurred in the St. Charles and Lynchburg communities. Simon believes the same person is responsible for all the break-ins and may be driving a grey Dodge Charger or grey Ford Mustang.

If you have any information please call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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