Jewelry, equipment stolen in unrelated thefts

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Two May 12 thefts, which are not thought to be related, left both victims with over $1,000 worth of property missing.

The first theft occurred near Eutaw when a woman reported a burglary and multiple pieces of jewelry missing.

Greene County Sheriff Johnny Isaac said the woman had left her home for a while and returned home to find her door damaged and open.

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“She stated that she had left home, returned and found her door had been forced open,” Isaac said. “She reported several items missing.”

Taken from the home was a 14-carat gold ring, valued at $250, a $5 coin ring, valued at $250, a two and a half millimeter wedding band, valued at $200, a 14 carat white gold men’s ring and an Adda pearl necklace, valued at $100.

There are currently no suspects and the burglary remains under investigation.

The same day another theft occurred in a trailer being used at a construction site by Phillips Construction out of Columbus, Miss. on Greene County Road 181.

Isaac said the company has been in town working on a project and the theft occurred after they had gone home for the day.

“They had the trailer out there where they were working on a bridge,” Isaac said. “Apparently, someone went out there after hours and broke in and stole several items.”

Taken were two three inch water pumps, valued at $600, one hammer drill, valued at $300, one skill saw, valued at $100 and a nail apron with tubes, valued at $100.

The sheriff’s department is still seeking a suspect in this case as well.

Anyone with information relating to the thefts should contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.