News Release: The Quincy Police Department
Quincy, Fla. -- The Quincy Police Department saw an increase in burglaries occurring during the month of December and is asking the public for help in solving these crimes.
According to Asst. Chief Glenn Sapp, “December is a month that most police departments see an increase in property crimes such as burglaries and thefts. There are several reasons for this to include shorter daylight hours and greater opportunity for criminals due to holiday shopping and purchases.”
Asst. Chief Sapp went on to add that some common items stolen by criminal included flat screen TVs, electronics and jewelry. Several observations noted by QPD included several churches broken into and homes with window AC units being broken into by criminals simply removing the unsecured AC units from the windows and entering the homes through the unsecured windows. Always purchase a bracket and secure window AC units with bolts or screws.
Some tips to prevent becoming a victim of burglary include:
The City of Quincy Police Department is offering a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for committing these holiday season burglaries.
Anyone with information is asked to call the QPD CID Commander Captain Troy Gilyard at (850) 627-0140. You may remain anonymous.