Over $10,000 in merchandise was reported missing from an East May Street business after an early evening burglary last week.
The owner of East Coast Customs left his business approximately 15 minutes prior to receiving a call from his alarm company. By the time he returned to the business, burglars had emptied his storage room of a large portion of his inventory of stereo and alarm equipment.
The responding officer found the entry point in a roll up garage door. The burglar(s) had cut a hole in order to reach inside and unlock the door.
Investigators and crime scene technicians were called to the scene. There are no identifiable suspects at this time.
Three residential burglaries were also reported during the past week.
An Addison Drive homeowner reported a Nintendo DS, a gold ring and a gold necklace were removed from the residence. The burglars entered by prying open the back door of the residence.
The suspects are two black males and one white male. According to the report, the unnamed black males have been barred from the area by Winder Village managers. The white male is an associate of the two black males and, according to the victim, occasionally paints his face black and wears a hooded shirt.
In an unrelated incident, a Lays Lane home was burglarized. A woman reported the theft of a safe containing $2,800 in cash, two Ipods, a cell phone and a Casio camera. A resident of the home is a suspect in the burglary.
Police are also investigating a burglary at a residence on Natchez Circle. A Stihl blower, weed eater and edger were stolen from the garage. The homeowner advised she had left the garage door open for a few hours during the day. The missing lawn equipment is valued at just over $1,000. There are no suspects.
Other incidents investigated by Winder Police during the past week include:
• battery on Belleview Street.
• criminal damage to property on Graham Street.
• criminal trespass at Winder Barrow Middle School.