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Police looking for those responsible for string of break-ins

Laurie Police are asking for help in finding criminals who have broken into about ten storage units in the past few months, stealing thousands of dollars in valuables.

Officials said as of right now they do not have any leads, but ask neighbors to be on the lookout.

Pam Sides owns Southport Storage and said her facility is always being watched. “We have an alarm, we have surveillance, we live here and we try to be here as much as possible and every time we have someone come on the lot, we go check them out to make sure they should be here”, said Sides.

Sides owns the only storage facility in Laurie that has not been broken into. Police Chief Mark Black said four out of five local businesses have been hit. The robbers come in at night and typically over the weekends, stealing collectibles worth thousands of dollars. Chief Black said, “the only things that are being stolen is mainly jewelry, some knick-knacks, up to furniture”.

Police expect the robbers to return, but when they do, the city will be on alert. “Being winter it’s going to get worse because people close up their windows and doors and can’t hear everything so we expect more break-ins”, said Chief Black.

Pam Sides said she’s concerned.

“You hate to have anything like that happen in your community and we don’t want it to happen here, for sure”.

Police are asking for everyone’s help, and if they have information to contact local authorities.

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