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Monroe Legacy

Deputies seek burglary suspect

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspected thief.

According to the department’s Facebook page, they are asking for assistance in identifying the person in videos taken on the property. The incident allegedly took place Monday at a rural residence a half-mile north of Monroe on West 36th Street.

In the video, it appears the suspect is taking firearms and putting them into a white vehicle. The suspect appears to be wearing black pants, a dark-blue sweatshirt with a blue and white flannel shirt underneath and a camo hat.

Lucas Smith, the owner of the house that was burglarized, said it took place minutes before he got home Monday afternoon.

“There were six guns, a bunch of random knickknacks, a bunch of change and pocket knives (stolen),” Smith said. “It was a pretty fast robbery.”

Smith said the time stamp on the surveillance video set up on his property told him what time the burglary took place.

“I got home at 3:20 p.m., and he had just left minutes before I showed up,” Smith said.

No other information regarding this ongoing investigation is available from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at this time.

Residents with any information about this incident are asked to contact the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 641-792-5912.

“If you know who this is, contact the sheriff’s department and give them any information you can,” Smith said. “I would really like to get my property back and prevent this from happening to anyone else.”

Contact Orrin Shawl at 641-792-3121 ext. 6533 or oshawl@newtondailynews.com

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