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Thieves target Halifax Jiffy Store, two businesses in South Boston

As 2010 rolled out and the new year rolled in, area authorities have been busy with several business break-ins.

Thieves broke into the Jiffy Store in Halifax late Saturday night or early Sunday morning stealing a large quantity of Duchess cigars, Newport cigarettes, blunt wraps and Bud Light 12 packs valued at more than $500, according to investigating Halifax Town Police Officer A. D. Tribble.

Tribble said she responded to the store at 6:43 Sunday morning to investigate the burglary and found the thieves had broken out a window in the front of the building with a cinderblock.

Tribble estimated damages to the window at $1,000.

Anyone with information regarding the Jiffy store break-in and burglary are asked to contact the Halifax Police Department at 476-2526 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 476-8445. 

If that information leads to an arrest and conviction, the person will be eligible to receive a cash reward, Tribble said.

Thieves also struck a pair of South Boston businesses last week getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash from both, according to South Boston Police.

Cpl. Tiffany White said officers responded to Powell’s Cleaners around 9:46 a.m. Thursday and discovered the thief or thieves gained entry into the business by breaking the glass in the front door.

An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the register, according to White, who is continuing the investigation.

Officers also responded to an alarm at Sunil’s in the early morning of Dec. 26, White reported.

Sgt. Ronnie Edmonds was first on the scene at 6:09 a.m. and discovered the front glass window had been broken, with the thief or thieves taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, the officer said.

Investigator Randy Redd is handling the case, White reported.