VPD investigation into weekend burglary at costume store continues

Published 6:55 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Vicksburg police are continuing their investigation into the weekend burglary of Pretend City Costumes and More, 2424 Washington St.

The break-in was reported about 9:47 a.m. Monday.

According to initial police reports, a total of total of 40 Xbox and PlayStation video game consoles were among the items taken in the reported burglary, but police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said a review of the report Tuesday indicated 40 Xbox and PlayStation games as well as four other games were reported taken in the break-in.

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Other items taken included four toy drones valued at $500, an electric guitar valued at $200, silver ice cream maker valued at $400, one JBL headset, valued at $1,500, and $18 from the cash register were reported taken.

Edwards said the building was entered by kicking in a rear basement door, and the suspect or suspects turned all the surveillance cameras toward the ceiling to avoid being identified.

Anyone with information about the burglary can call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511, or Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477), 1-866-481-8477, or on line at www.P3tips.com.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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