City and county law enforcement reported a relatively quiet holiday weekend, but they didn’t make it through Christmas without a break-in or two.

According to Capt. Chris Spires of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the only reported commercial burglary occurred Monday morning at the Jet Foods convenience store on Irwinton Road.

Spires said two suspects at approximately 2 a.m., used a cinder block to break through the window of the empty store, which was closed for the Christmas holiday.

They entered the store and stole a large quantity of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money from behind the counter, Spires said.

Spires said Tuesday afternoon that no arrests had been made, but the suspects were caught in the act on the store’s video system.

“We’ve got some leads we’re working right this minute,” Spires said. “I feel like we’ll get somewhere with that one in the next few days.”

Spires said the store, which usually stays open 24 hours, seven days a week, has been hit at least four other times since 1993. He said there were other incidents over the weekend, but it was business as usual for the agency.

“It was a pretty quiet weekend for the most part, which is a good thing,” Spires said.

Reports from the Milledgeville Police Department also indicated incidents over the weekend, some of which included home burglaries, theft and disorderly conduct.



Jim Brock can be reached at (478) 453-1456 or at newsroom@unionrecorder.com

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