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Burglary suspects say they're selling meat, offering cleaning services

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office investigates a series of daytime burglaries.  Suspects have been said to tell residents they are selling meat or offering cleaning services to try to get into homes.

A resident we spoke with who didn't want to be named was surprised to come home from an appointment and see a broken back door.

"I have a jewelry drawer and it was completely empty and I realized something was wrong," she says.

"It looks like they're taking things that are easy to grab, things that they know they can either trade for cash or trade for drugs," says Major Kelly Stephens of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.  "They're looking for quick scores.  Something quick.  Something easy."

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office has noticed six to seven daytime burglaries in the northwest section of Jasper County in the last week.

"They will pull up to a house, knock on the door, try to see if anyone is at home, then they will generally go to the back of the house, all the while looking trying to find out if anyone is at home," says Major Stephens.

"She was saying 'oh, I just sold meat to your neighbors house and I'm just about to go up the road, so she leaves, I get on the phone, call my neighbors, they're not home, so I get calls out to the neighborhood and tell them what's going on," says another resident.  "She said our house had been chosen for a free carpet cleaning, or possibly two pieces of furniture and, which I am taking everyone at face value, and I was hoping that was true but I didn't agree to anything like that and they went on their way."

Authorities warn residents to call for help if there is ever an emergency.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office warns residents that most daytime burglaries happen between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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