The Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department has been busy investigating a rash of thefts and burglaries during the last week.
According to a report filed Monday, the Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of a vehicle from Wiggins Ave. The vehicle, a 2003 Nissan 350Z belonging to Coleman March, was later found abandoned on Cobb Hollow Rd.
March was apparently on vacation when the vehicle was taken from his residence. According to the report by officer Shaun Sherrill, March left for vacation on July 21 and was later notified by family members that the vehicle was not at his residence.
After recovering the vehicle, it was towed back to the Sheriff’s Department. The investigation is ongoing.
Another ongoing investigation involves two burglaries on Wednesday, July 23 in the Bakertown area on Tanyard Hill Road.
Shortly after receiving the calls, investigators were contacted by Franklin County Officials stating that they had received a call on Vanzant Hill Rd. near Tim’s Ford Dam of a suspicious person disposing of items in a ditch. The items were directly related to the Burglaries in Moore County.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early to late 40s driving a four-door Maroon Chrysler/Dodge or Oldsmobile car with a Temporary Tag.
Missing items include an automatic 20-gauge shotgun, a deer rifle with a 30/30 scope, a Wii game console, a medicine dart gun for cattle, a fireproof safe and jewelry.
Anyone who has seen or happens to see the described vehicle/suspect, or who may have information regarding the thefts are urged to call the Moore County Sheriff’s Department at (931) 759-7323 or the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at (931) 967-2331.