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Three town break-ins reported

Thieves struck in Urbanna this week and broke into Nimcock Gallery on Monday night or early Tuesday morning. A cash box was taken.

Also, a storage shed at Urbanna’s water tower was recently broken into and copper pipes and brass pipe fitting were stolen, reported town administrator Holly Gailey. She also said the town’s truck was broken into while it was parked behind the town hall and pipe fittings were stolen. The town hall is located next to Nimcock Gallery.

Anyone with information should call the Middlesex Crime Line at 758-5600.

At Friday’s work session, members of the Urbanna Town Council discussed installing security cameras around town.

Mayor Don Richwine advised citizens to keep an eye out for suspicious activity. He added that there is the possibility of getting a grant to install security cameras around town.

Gailey said security cameras would be an asset during the Oyster Festival.

A boat owner has offered to pay for a security camera at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point.

Councilman Joe Heyman said security cameras work well and suggested the cost be researched.

posted 05.15.2013

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