Burglars Target Christmas Gifts

By: Mike Gurspan
By: Mike Gurspan

The Holmes County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in solving a crime where one or more persons have broken into houses stealing wrapped Christmas gifts from under the tree. Break-ins occurred during daylight hours that have raised even more concern for authorities.

Three-year-old Makalla Sierra looks for her wrapped gifts from underneath her great grandparent's Christmas tree.

However, they were been stolen last Friday afternoon; the suspect broke through a back window of the home along the Holmes/Geneva County line. The only things taken were the gifts.

"Bible says revenge is Devine and I will revenge. God will take care of this some where down the road," said Harold Anderson.

Besides the Anderson home, a similar break-in occurred just outside of Bonifay.

The Christmas presents were also stolen. It seems the Christmas season brings the best, and unfortunately the worst in people.

"It is sad. I’ve always been the kind of person to help others. I will do what I can for someone, but just ask," said Juanita Anderson.

Authorities say they see an increase in burglaries this time of year. Homeowners need to be vigilant

"Hopefully more vigilant make it looks like someone is home. Keep the lights and TV on. Make it look like someone is inside even if they are not," said Investigator Eddie Eaton of Holmes Co. Sheriff's Dept.

Authorities believe the person, or persons responsible for the break-ins are keeping an eye on rural households waiting to see if anyone is home.

A reward up to $1,000 is being offered. If you have any information call Holmes County Crimestoppers toll-free at 1-866-689-8477.

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