Sometimes a cigar box isn't just a cigar box
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 5, 2013 - 5:28pm
Criminal investigators want to know more about this cigar box.
Obviously, it once held 25 Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 858 cigars, but what interests investigators is how it wound up yesterday morning at a location in the Village of Oakfield.
It's location has investigators in the Sheriff's Office thinking it may be related to a recent rash of burglaries in the area.
The box was found shortly after at least three burglaries in the village two nights ago.
The recent series of burglaries have been "pretty nervy," said Investigator Kris Kautz.
The burglars are entering homes when people are home and likely to be awake, such as later afternoon and evening hours, and grabbing anything of value that can be snatched quickly, such as a purse, wallet or a box of potential valuables.
"They're going in when people are home and that's scary stuff," Kautz said. "We don't want something ugly to happen."
The same M.O. has been reported with a series of burglaries in Albion and in one case there, two unidentified young white males were spotted at a time that have investigators thinking they may be involved.
If you are the owner of the box, or if you're the person who placed it where it was found (or know who did place it there), or have other information about the recent burglaries, contact the Sheriff's Office, Investigator Kris Kautz, at (585) 343-5000.