The Andalusia Police Department is encouraging local residents who have personal property stored in storage units to check those units if they have not recently done so.
The department this week has recovered property taken in five burglaries of storage units that occurred between October and now, Capt. Jamey Wismer said.
In most of the burglaries, he said, the locks were cut, merchandise was taken, and a different lock placed on the unit so that the burglary was not immediately apparent.
“We believe we might have found additional stolen property, but we need reports of stolen property before it can be identified as such,” Wismer said. “Our concern is that people might not be aware of their losses.”
The burglaries were from storage units in different areas of town, he said. Arrests are pending.
Anyone who finds they have had property taken should file a police report and include as many details about the items taken as is possible.
“We were able to solve the first one because of a little red wagon,” Wismer said. “The owner was able to tell us a name that had been written on the wagon in magic marker.”
Wismer expressed his appreciation to Greg Palmer for information he gleaned from his Stolen in Covington County Facebook page.
“Because of information he got, we were able to do an investigation and recover some of the stolen property,” he said.
He also expressed his appreciation to the Opp Police Department for their assistance.