It seems crooks are trying to steal what Santa brought for Christmas with three home burglaries now reported in Clarksdale since Christmas.
The two latest burglaries occurred on Herrin Street and West Second Street over the weekend. A burglary was also reported on Oakhurst Tuesday.
Police are reminding homeowner to lock their doors and asking neighbors to report anything suspicious they hear or see by calling 911 immediately.
Police were called to the 1400 block of Herrin Street about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 on a burglary call where the alarm apparently scared the thief away.
Jacqueline Tyler said she got a call from her alarm company in reference to her back door being opened. Officers met Tyler at the scene, went inside her home and found her back door had been kicked open. Nothing was reported taken in the incident.
The case was assigned to Assistant Police Chief Vince Ramirez.
The second case saw police called to the 800 block of West Second Street on Sunday night about 11:30 p.m.
Police spoke with Johnnie Watkins who said she was awakened by her daughter who told her someone had broken into their home. Watkins said she went to the kitchen and saw a man leaving out the kitchen window.
Police said nothing was reported taken in this burglary and the case was assigned to Investigator G. Johnson.
Chief Ramirez is asking anyone with information about these incidents to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or simply dial 911. All calls remain anonymous and cash is paid to those providing information that leads to solving a crime.
Residents are also reminded that while Clarksdale no longer has a blanket curfew, juveniles are not to be out from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. and parents or guardians or adults with them can be fined for curfew violation of youth in their care or in their car.