High Springs police investigating burglaries
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. -- Police are investigating a string of burglaries in High Springs that have occured in the the last three weeks.
Management at one downtown restaurant upped its security after becoming a target. The TV was stolen from their back porch.
Rick Ordaye, Assistant Manager at Great Outdoors, said "Every morning we do a walk around, a walk-through, an inspection to see something from the night before, and I was walking through... I actually was walking towards the TV to turn it on and I looked up and it was missing off the wall. Somebody broke in from the back band door, and just broke in through the door, opened it up and came in."
"We're looking at approximately 6 burglaries of businesses or residence, when we add in thefts, where lawn mowers and Tv's have been stolen, we're looking in the range of 10," said t. Antoine Sheppard with the High Springs Police Dept.
Police said each crime has the same M.O. "A number of times theres been a white male on a bike that have been seen during these incidents," said Lt. Sheppard.
He said most of the crimes are happening at night. "Where a number of our crimes are occuring on the south side of the springs along SR45, also in the Northwest quadrant along 441, and in the downtown area."
The TV at Great Outdoors was worth about $700.
"Since [the burglary], we've added security systems to the TV's themselves outside and added extra security cameras on the patio," Ordaye said.
He has always thought High Springs was pretty safe. "I live less than a mile away from the restaurant itself and we don't have any issues with any kind of crime or anything but as of late we've heard of instances where people had cars broken into, televisions stole."
If you have any information, you're asked to call High Springs Police.
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