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UPDATE: Authorities Search for Suspects in Washington Burglary

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

UPDATE 4/21/2014 4:45 PM

Following up on an Easter weekend burglary story that targeted homes in Washington, West Virginia.

The sheriff's office determined thieves did break into one home and attempted to break into two others.

It's something that really rattled the neighborhood.

Captain Mark King says it happened in the Walnut Grove and Crystal Springs neighborhoods off DuPont Road.

They stole some cash and jewelery from the house they broke into when no one was home.

"There's been a lot all along (break-ins), but there's a concentration recently, over the weekend," he says. "Someone was working that area hard. Anything they can sell, for the most part - and most of it's an attempt to get money, money or drugs."

Captain King says an orange older model Ford Ranger pickup truck spotted in the area may be their suspect but it's still under investigation.

In the meantime, he says report anything unusual in the neighborhood, make sure to lock your doors and windows and leave your outside lights on.


For some people in Washington things got a bit scary over the weekend, thanks to some burglars.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says someone broke into or attempted to break into five homes and cars in the Walnut Grove and Crystal Springs neighborhoods off DuPont Road.

One couple who we spoke with was gone for the holiday weekend.

They got back home early Sunday night and noticed they were missing some necklaces, money and their pet cat.

Neighbors of another house directly across the street had better luck.

The sheriff's office says the burglars couldn't make it into their garage.

"I feel like I live in a small town because I'm not right in Parkersburg and you see your neighbors everyday and wave and you feel safe," says Becky Smith. "This is really, really disturbing."

One of the victims says fortunately the thieves passed on a lot of expensive items in their house.

Investigators have no leads at this time.

If you have any information regarding the burglaries, call the Wood County Sheriff's Office.


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