Burglary suspect sought for crime at B&C Small Engines

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Investigators with the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department are working to establish the suspect or suspects involved in the burglary of a local small engine shop.
Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said the department was alerted to the crime on Friday when the shop owner came in that morning and noticed a number of items from his stock was missing from his business, B&C Small Engine Service. The business is located at 2417 E. Canal Street in Picayune.
After deputies were called out to the local business Friday morning, their investigation showed a door to the business had been forced open and the as yet unknown suspects took a lot of stock, including chainsaws, small engines, blowers, trimmers and other equipment. Tucker estimated the total value of the goods stolen was in the tens of thousands of dollars.
The investigation showed that some of the equipment had been left by the door, as though someone had scared the suspect or suspects off while they were still in the act.
It appears as though the burglary occurred sometime after the close of business the evening of Thursday, March 31, and when the doors opened on Friday morning, the owner reported to investigators.
Tucker said investigators with the department are working the case to locate the stolen equipment and establish a suspect or suspects, but would also appreciate the community’s help if anyone saw anything unusual during that time.
Anyone with information about this case can submit it anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 601-798-2583, or they can submit a tip by calling the department at 601-795-2241 or via their Facebook page.

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