2 state field offices burglarized, suspects sought

2 state field offices burglarized, suspects sought

WIGGINS, MS (WDAM) - The Wiggins Police Department is investigating two commercial burglaries at state owned field offices in Stone County.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Mississippi Forestry Commission field offices were burglarized on Oct. 5 and Nov. 4 respectively, according to investigators.

In both cases, the suspects stole generators, pressure washers, chain saws, torches and hand power tools totaling over $10,000.

"We believe burglaries may be related due to a similar method of entry into the compound and the types of similar equipment taken from both locations," Detective Sergeant Richard Gulledge said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wiggins Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 601-928-5444 or MS Coast Crime Stoppers at 877-787-5898.