Thursday, November 24, 2005

Police seek suspects, stolen handguns

Eleven handguns were taken in a break-in early Sunday morning at a Holly Springs business.

The police department is requesting assistance from the community in providing any information in regard to the subject or subjects who broke into C&P Pawn Shop, located at 130 Market Street, around 5 a.m. on November 20.

The manager reports the handguns stolen from the showcase in the business include a Harrison and Richardson .32 revolver; a Ruger .40; Smith and Wesson .38 Spl.; RG .22 LR; a Bersa .380; Taurus .25; Iver Johnson .380; Bryco .25; New England Firearms .22; S&W 9MM; Llama, 9mm.

If anyone has information about this incident or the possible location of any or all of these firearms, please contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.

Law enforcement officials do not need your name, just your information. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of individual(s) could result in a $1,000 reward.

In other police-related news, the department also reported an arrest for possession and a burglary for the week beginning November 15 and ending November 21.

Mario Jones, 25, of Holly Springs, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, according to Patricia Selman, police chief. The arrest was made on Chesterman Street.

In a separate incident, police reported a vehicle burglary on Highway 7 North on November 16. The victim stated an estimated $1,000 worth of tools was taken from his truck.

Items stolen included three carpet tackers, two irons, three carpet kickers, six knives, seven hook knives, two straight edge knives, three wall trim knives, two floor scrapers, two stair tools, four hammers, two small pry bars and a black and yellow Stanley toolbox.

Anyone having any information regarding vehicle burglary is urged to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.

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