Wednesday, July 22, 2009
TVs Stolen From Health Department
The building isn't open yet, but thieves have already been stealing from the site of the new Putnam County health department, off S. Willow Ave. According to a report by officer Brian Long, the health department had purchased four 22-inch flat screen TVs with DVD players just last week. Three were mounted to the wall, but one was still in the box when they were stolen. The thief also took an empty TV box. Officials say that while the building is still under construction, the only way to gain access to the TVs would have been key pass or code. They think one of the subcontractors working at the job site may have inadvertently let someone into the building, who claimed to have installed cabinetry there. The suspect is a white male in his 30s with short hair. He reportedly left the area in a beige-colored older model Cadillac, driven by a white female who looked to be in her 50s.