Burglars targeted downtown businesses Friday night, getting away with more than $1,000 in loot.
Somervell County Chief Deputy Derrell McCravey said the burglars attempted to break into four stores, successfully gaining entry into three sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
“They gained entry (to the Country Peddler) by pushing in a set of double doors,” McCravey said.
They grabbed a roll of quarters worth $10 before breaking into the Pie Peddler next door. McCravey said nothing was reported missing from the bakery.
Next, the thieves broke out the glass in a rear door to Angels with Attitude.
A T-shirt valued at $44 was missing along with a laptop valued at $1,100. McCravey said the computer was used for personal and business purposes.
The front double doors at Caylor’s Creek were also damaged, but McCravey said the burglars did not get into the building.
In a separate incident, a laptop was stolen from the Commissioner’s Courtroom sometime between Feb. 9 and 20 when Somervell County MIS Director Mark Woolverton discovered the laptop was missing.
McCravey said the laptop was stored in the courtroom behind closed doors, but the room was not routinely locked.
The tan Asus laptop was valued at $1,668.29.
Despite being a county computer, McCravey said resident information should not be at risk.
“My understanding was they used that computer for notes from (Commissioner’s) meetings,” McCravey said.
Anyone with information regarding any crime is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s office at 897-2242 or CrimeStoppers at 897-7777.