Thursday, March 2, 2006
 

Home invasion under investigation

By SUE WATSON
Staff Writer

The Holly Springs Police Department is investigating a February 21 home invasion that took place around 10:45 p.m. in the 200 block of East Park.

Police Chief Patricia Selman said $5, a pearl necklace, a chain with a pearl drop and a gold serpentine chain were taken in the robbery with the victim present in the house.

Police described the suspect as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches, weighing about 175 pounds and wearing a dark-colored baseball cap turned backwards and a dark, waist length jacket.

The victim reported the same individual had come by the previous week around 10 p.m., saying her car window was down and asking for her keys so he could roll it up for her.

The suspect left after the victim asked why he was walking around her house at night.

The suspect used a ruse that he had some mail for the victim at which time the victim told the suspect to slide the mail under the door, Selman said. When the suspect failed to slide the mail under the door, the victim opened the door to retrieve her mail and the suspect grabbed her and began dragging her through the house looking for money.

Selman said the victim was treated for minor injuries following the attack.

Other incidents reported by police last week included:

  • a burglary in the 400 block of West College February 24.
    • A 24-inch television, a trunk full of blankets and various items of clothing were taken. Entry appeared to be through an unsecured window.
    • Also, a burglary was reported in the 300 block of West College on Friday. Two computers, a PlayStation, an electric heater, three men’s suits, four pairs of shoes, a telephone and 10 bars of soap were stolen. Entry appeared to have been made through a side door.
    • Also, on Friday, a Holly Springs man was arrested after officers were dispatched to a domestic violence call in the 200 block of Bonner Street. Jonathan Billups, 34, of Holly Springs was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault.
  • Feb. 25. A breaking and entering was reported in the 300 block of Van Dorn Ave. Burglars unsuccessfully attempted to enter a residence through a sliding glass door. The homeowner stated entry failed because of a bar that was placed at the base of the door.
  • Feb. 26. A breaking and entering in the 100 block of Rust Avenue. The victim stated that the top of her convertible was slashed and her radio was taken.

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers will remain anonymous.


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