Montgomery Co. authorities warn of burglars posing as salesmen - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Montgomery Co. authorities warn of burglars posing as salesmen

MONTGOMERY CO., AL (WSFA) -

Authorities are investigating a rash of burglaries and they need your help to stop the thieves.

Authorities say the suspects are impersonating sales people and at the same time, canvassing homes. Multiple homes have been hit in the last month.

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies have doubled the number of patrols in the areas of Ramer, Grady and Dublin.

Montgomery County authorities have arrested four people in the case and are searching for two other suspects. They have been identified as Stephen Hornsby and Anthony Curtis.

Authorities say the burglars are befriending people by posing as salesmen.

At a meeting to celebrate the Dublin Senior Center's sixth year in existence Friday, the discussion quickly turned to crime.

One woman has been a burglary victim four times. She's had a vehicle stolen and the most recent burglary was just a few weeks ago.

"They got my husband's eight guns, two pistols, ammunition, silver, my nice television set," Gloria Smith said.

Another woman was approached by a burglar asking for a favor.

"Went to my house, the young man walks up to me and asked me, says my car's running hot, can I get some water?" Gloria Roberson said. "Sure, you got a jug? 'No ma'am.'  I said, ok I'll get you a jug. Give him water and the next 10 seconds, 'get on the ground, get on the ground'."

Deputies arrested the man on the spot.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:56:55 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:56:41 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • 4th person charged in connection to body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    4th person charged in connection to body found in Lamar Co. freezer

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:50:04 GMT

    Three suspects have been charged in connection with a body found stuffed inside a chest freezer Tuesday in Lamar County.

    More >>

    Three suspects have been charged in connection with a body found stuffed inside a chest freezer Tuesday in Lamar County.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly