Church, several homes burglarized in Southampton Co.

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A neighbor observed this vehicle nearby during the time of the burglary.

Southampton County, Va. – The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a church burglary, as well as several home burglaries in the area. Officials are asking the public for help in solving these crimes.

On June 20 and June 25, the Sheriff’s Office received reports of burglaries at the Gilfield Baptist Church, located in the 9000 block of Doles Road/Ivor area of Southampton County.

On June 20, officials say the church office door was forced open, and the safe had been tampered with.

On June 25, a back door to the church was broken into, and the following items were taken: three wireless microphones, a sound mixing board, and an iPod docking station.

Investigators are also investigating several burglaries to homes. On June 25, a residential burglary in the 30000 block of Cypress Bridge Road/Newsoms area was reported. The burglary is believed to have occurred between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on June 25. Officials say the suspect entered through the back door by breaking a glass out. A television and a handgun were taken. A neighbor saw a late model burgundy car similar to a Chevrolet Malibu in the driveway during the time period of the burglary.

On June 13, a larceny was reported on Cypress Bridge Road. The suspect stole golf clubs from an open garage.

Anyone having information about these or any other crimes can call the Sheriff’s Office at 757-653-2100, the Crime Line 757-653-2900, contact the Sheriff’s Office website http://www.shso.org or on the Facebook Page, SouthamptonSheriffsOffice.

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