Burglars break into several businesses in east Walker County

By ELANE JONES, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/18/16

At least two people are believed to be responsible for a rash of burglaries Friday at several businesses in Sumiton.

“We had a total of 11 businesses that were broken into along Hull Road in Sumiton,” Sumiton Police Chief T.J. Burnett said. …

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Burglars break into several businesses in east Walker County

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At least two people are believed to be responsible for a rash of burglaries Friday at several businesses in Sumiton.

“We had a total of 11 businesses that were broken into along Hull Road in Sumiton,” Sumiton Police Chief T.J. Burnett said. “We retrieved some surveillance video from a couple of the businesses and we’re looking at them to try and identify the suspects.”

Burnett said one of the business owners had also shared a picture taken from the surveillance camera at his store on social media. The Lil Giant Farmers Market, Dollar General, Old 64 Barber Shop, Tangles Hair Salon, a tanning salon next door to D and K Pawn and an auto parts store were among businesses hit Friday night.

“We’ve been beating the bushes to see if we find out who was responsible for these burglaries, but we don’t having anything tangible to go on right now,” Burnett said. “We’re keeping our fingers crossed that someone will recognize the suspect in the photo, and give us a call.”

Eric Nix, owner of the Old 64 Barber Shop, said the burglars not only took cash but got away with all of the clippers he uses to cut hair.

“Too many people come in this barber shop, so someone is going to know who it is,” Nix said.

Burnett said both suspects caught on surveillance video appeared to be about 6 feet tall.

“One was skinny and the other one was little stocker built,” Burnett said. “One of them was wearing a ski mask and the other had something tied around his face.”

If anyone has any information regarding the burglaries, they are encouraged to call Sumiton police at 205-648-3261 or text the information anonymously by texting the word “Walker” and your tip to 847411.