For the third time over several months, a local hunting supply store was hit by burglars again this week.
JR’s Hunting and Surplus, located on Fifteenth Street, was burglarized during the early morning hours Sunday.
Frustrated, the business owner said this week’s burglary makes the third time his business has been targeted by criminals.
“This makes the third time since last July,” the owner said. “They got in through the roof this time.”
The store owner said the burglars were able to take three guns from his business during the most recent incident. The last burglary from a few months ago, almost “wiped out” most of his inventory.
Tilmon Clifton, with the Yazoo City Police Department, said investigator continue to piece together evidence.
“The suspect did leave some small items behind,” Clifton said. “We are following up on those leads.”
The owner said he did not learn of the burglary until he opened his store the following Monday.
“After talking with the person who installed the store’s alarm system, according to him, the alarm system contacted 911,” Clifton said. “However, the (E-911 Dispatch Center) has no records of anything coming from the business. I have also checked with dispatch, and no one has anything on file.”
The E-911 Dispatch Director also said the call log shows no record of receiving a call.
“We have pulled the log, and 911 never got a call from their alarm,” said Jack Willlingham, E-911 director.