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Large Rural Hempstead County Theft

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 12/3/20 6:08 PM

 

BINGEN –  Hempstead County Deputies are investigating a breaking and entering on Hempstead 27 South reported November 30th.

Upon arrival, they made contact with the female victim, who stated that approximately 9:30 am, she went to her property and found the main gate unlocked and the lock missing. She stated that she and her husband “were in the shop the previous night at approximately 7:30 pm and everything was in place.”

Victim stated “she went to the warehouse wanting to put some air in one of her vehicle tires, and noticed that her Chevrolet Equinox has been vandalized and she observed the driver side window glass was broken and the glove compartment and the middle console items were thrown on the passenger seat.” Victim stated that she then walked to the door of the warehouse and she saw that the door was open.

Upon investigation, Deputies discovered a safe inside the warehouse had been opened. Victim reported that approximately $5,200 in cash, approximately 10 boxes of 22 caliber shells, 4 boxes of 30/30 caliber shells, 4 boxes of 380 caliber shells, along with personal papers and birth certificates inside the safe were also missing.

Victim stated that a small Miller Medical welder, a small yellow air compressor with wheels, and a chainsaw with a pole extension were missing.

Investigation is ongoing at this time.