For the second time in three months, Peggy Tingle's house was broken into during the middle of the day while she was at church. Last time wrought iron furniture was missing from her back yard, this time it was something bigger. Her niece, Laura Bell, describes the scene Ms. Tingle discovered when she arrived home.
"Today she comes home from church again and noticed that her garage door is up and her car is missing. She proceeded into the house where she noticed that someone had broken in through the window and gotten the keys to the car and just went off with it."
The police were contacted as soon as the theft was discovered, and Bell says they are working diligently on the case.
"The police have put out an APB on the car nationwide, it's not just statewide. it's nationwide at this moment just to let anybody out there know that. Also they have done an investigation, looking for prints and things like that. The detective was out here and there will be surveillance around the area in this neighborhood."
Along with the extra police presence, the neighborhood watch is planning a meeting where they will discuss how they can keep this from happening again, and Ms. Tingle says that she hopes her story will also help deter future break-ins.
"By presenting the case to the media, that maybe somebody will know something about it or maybe see the car and help me solve this and keep other people from breaking in people's houses and stealing."