Monday, April 4, 2016

Multi-County Burglaries

April 4, 2016

Levy County and surrounding counties have been experiencing a trend in daytime burglaries. Homes in our rural areas are being forced into and ransacked by unknown suspect(s). The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash as well as other valuables.

These burglaries began in mid-January and are continuing. Levy County has experienced eight of these incidents in several different areas of the county. Burglaries with similarities are also being reported in surrounding counties including Citrus. In addition, Citrus County is investigating a homicide that was discovered on Friday at 6662 W. Candier Ct., Dunnellon. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office found this homicide scene has similarities to the burglaries that have occurred in Levy County.

The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) considers these burglaries top priority and is asking for our citizens to remain vigilant. The Sheriff’s CID is working closely with these other agencies as they develop and follow up on all leads. 

Sheriff McCallum urges our public to lock their doors, turn on alarms and report suspicious activities immediately to 9-1-1. Sheriff McCallum says, “Any suspicious activity observed by the citizens we protect, if reported immediately, could help solve these cases. If you see something that just doesn’t seem right, call 9-1-1.” Try to gather as much information as possible such as the make, model, tag number and color of any vehicles seen and descriptions of any people to include what they are wearing.  In order to maintain their safety, LCSO recommends that citizens avoid any potential confrontation with suspicious persons. 
If you have any information regarding these incidents, you can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477.

Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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