A recent series of burglaries has her worried for her safety and the safety of her belongings. “This area, it just doesn’t seem like anything like that would go on here in this area.”
Though a sleepy town, the fact is much has been happening. In just the last week, Panola County Sheriff Dennis Darby says burglars have broken into homes in broad daylight, while people are working. The Sheriff says that the burglars are getting into the homes any way they can and taking as many valuable items as they can carry, “Mostly guns, anything they can carry off, big enough that two people can carry off, so the suspects will be at least two or more.”
The Panola County Sheriff believes the burglars are trading the valuables for drugs, and says it won’t stop until neighbors get involved and start looking out for anything unusual, “We’re out after ’em and will eventually catch ’em but making the public aware, that you need to get pen and paper with you, watch your neighbor’s home. Be nosy.”
The Sheriff says his officers will even run down tag numbers if neighbors will call them in, and help investigators get on the trail of these thieves before they hit more homes.
Right now, there’s no description of the possible thieves. Sheriff Darby says anyone with any information, or who sees anything out of the ordinary should call the Panola County Sheriff’s Department.