Community Concerned about York Break-Ins

Since the start of school, Sumter County High has been broken into three times. Two of those break-ins occurred within the last two weeks. In the first, officials say the security system was compromised.

"It was compromised and I think that's what hurt us the second time during the third break-in," said superintendent, Dr. Fred Primm.

In both, 51' and 52' flat screen TVs have been stolen.

In the most recent break-in, school officials say it appears to have been well planned. They say the thief or thieves used some sort of tool to remove locked bars that were placed like a cage covering the door to the school's distance learning center.

"Hopefully that's going to help us find out who did it, because it would have to be somebody skilled to do it," Primm said.

Jesse Wilks, the owner of Dollie's Boutique in downtown York, said the glass from the door was taken out at his business. A 42' flat screen television was taken.

"It had to be at least two people," said Wilks. "When I came in, all this here was on the floor.The right side of the screen hit this. They actually broke it. They actually broke part of the screen out of it."

Wilks says there have been a number of break-ins at other businesses in York. With no known arrests as of yet, he and Primm are asking anyone with information on the cases to contact York police.

If you have information about any of the break-ins, you may contact York police by calling 205-392-5261.

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