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Police: Local courthouse burglarized
Officials seek citizens help, offer reward for information
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    Somebody has been breaking into the Bulloch County Courthouse, and police are offering a reward to anyone who can help them solve the crimes.
    Statesboro Police Officer Steve Gravely responded to the courthouse Jan. 28 around 8:10 a.m. to find someone had forced entry into the historic building and took an undisclosed amount of cash, said Statesboro Police chief Stan York.
    Statesboro Police detectives Keith Holloway and Ben Purvis launched an investigation into that incident, but just days later, the offender struck again.
    Around 7:55 a.m. Tuesday morning, Statesboro Police Officer Justin Gawthrop responded to a call to the Bulloch County Courthouse regarding yet another break-in. he met with a complainant, unnamed in reports, who told him “ sometime during the night, someone entered the courthouse and (again) took an undisclosed amount of currency,:” York said.
    Holloway arrived at the scene again and began investigating the second burglary, he said.
    “Detective Holloway believes that the same person may be responsible for both burglaries at the courthouse,” he said. “The Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating both burglaries ... and offering a sizable reward to anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible ...”
    Anyone with information should contact Holloway at (912) 764-1542 or call the police department at 764-9911. “Information that is provided will be held in strict confidence,” York said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.  
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