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Six more burglaries

by Tom Chillemi

Six Urbanna businesses were broken into between Friday, December 14, and Monday, December 17, bringing the number of burglaries to 10 that have occurred since November 13 in Urbanna.

The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is urging members of the public to be alert and report unusual activity, said Major M.E. Sampson. “Please call the crime line at 804-758-5600 with any information you have,” said Sampson. “Any information is important no matter how small it might seem.”

According to police the following break-ins were reported this week.

A break-in was reported on Friday, December 14, at Sea & Sand Gifts at 21 Cross Street.

On Saturday, December 15, four break-ins were reported, including the office of State Farm Insurance at 110 Grace Avenue, Hair Caretakers at 110 Grace Avenue, Hairport Salon at 35 Watling Street, and Chandler’s Automotive Services on Prince George Street.

On Monday, December 17, a break-in was reported at R.S. Bristow Store at the corner of Virginia and Cross streets.

The most recent burglaries follow a string of four break-ins at businesses that have occurred since November 13 in Urbanna. Two of those businesses were burglarized a second time this week, said Major Sampson. Chandler’s was also broken into on November 30, and Hair Port was broken into on December 7.

Nimcock Gallery at 31 Cross Street was broken into on November 13, and the 2nd Time Around Thrift Store at 160 Cross Street was burglarized on December 11.

As of Monday, 10 burglaries have occurred in Urbanna since November 13.

Major Sampson encourages citizens to be alert and report any unusual activity promptly by calling 911 or the Middlesex Crime Line at 758-5600. Callers need not identify themselves, he added.

Since the investigations are ongoing, Major Sampson declined to release details on the crimes.

“We are following all leads,” said Major Sampson, adding that members of the public have given the sheriff’s office information.

Major Sampson added that the sheriff’s office is taking steps to stop this criminal activity and has increased patrols.

posted 12.19.2018

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