Vigoro, Agriculture Department burgled

A string of recent burglaries in
the Savannah, Lower Valley
area continued last week as thieves broke into both the Department of
Agriculture headquarters and the neighbouring Vigoro Nursery building.

Police believe the break-ins
occurred at the buildings along Agricola
Drive sometime Tuesday evening.

The Agriculture Department building
actually had to close to the public on Wednesday while police crime scene
investigators combed through the building for clues.

A number of file cabinets as well
as offices within the Agriculture Department building were broken into and
items were taken.

Agriculture Department Assistant
Director Brian Crichlow said the facility’s alarm system was activated, but
that it appeared the suspect or suspects had disabled the system before
rummaging through the building.

“Basically, anything that was
locked was broken open,” Mr. Crichlow said.

Items were also taken from Vigoro
Nursery the same evening.

Tuesday
night’s break-ins happened after two other burglaries at local businesses in
the general area.

Police
are still investigating two break-ins of business premises that occurred on
Wednesday, 7 April and Thursday, 8 April.

The
first break-in was reported at the Texaco station in Savannah.

A
report of the break-in was made to police at 5am on Thursday morning.

On
Friday morning, staff of Maedac on Shamrock
Road arrived at work around 6am to find the
premises had been broken into overnight.

Undisclosed
sums of money were taken in both break-ins.

Police said enquiries were ongoing in both cases.

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