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NE Bedford County struck hard by burglaries

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Keep an extra-close eye on your home if you live in northeastern Bedford County.

At least six homes have been burglarized since Monday, according to sheriff's investigators, and Christmas presents were among the loot.

"They're taking everything including Christmas presents," Chief Deputy David Williams Jr. said Friday. "Televisions, jewelry and guns."

The areas hit are roughly between Millhouse Road to Dye Road to Highway 64 East. "It looks about like they're working in a circle," Williams said.

Burglaries to four homes were reported Monday with two more hit Tuesday, Capt. Tony Barrett said.

Two more homes were reported entered Wednesday with nothing immediately noticed missing. Another home break-in was reported Saturday morning on Highway 64.

Barrett described the burglaries as "snatch and grab" -- items that can be taken quickly.

A television and wrapping paper from one of the burglaries were found by deputies alongside Straight Creek Road near the Coffee County line Thursday afternoon, Williams said.

In most cases multiple home burglaries within a short period of time in Bedford County are part of rings targeting several other counties, Williams said, but this time no other agencies are reporting similar activity.

The department is "working leads," Williams said.