MOULTRIE — Several thefts reported this week add up to thousands of dollars in missing items.
• Ricky Forrest, 900 block Jonah Tillman Road, reported a safe was missing after a cleaning company finished with his house Tuesday following a fire.
The safe, which was valued at $80, contained $3,100 in cash as well as three Social Security cards and five birth certificates, Forrest said.
The manager of the company, which is based in the Albany area, said property taken from Forrest’s house was inventoried in front of a Lee County deputy, and both the manager and the deputy told the reporting Colquitt County deputy that there was no safe.
Forrest said his door was unlocked when he got home that day, so someone else might have entered the residence after the cleaning company left.
• Frances Delores Jacobs, 400 block East Gate Drive, Norman Park, reported Tuesday that several items were missing from her residence, including jewelry, a Nintendo gaming system with two games, and a Canon digital camera. The items, with a total value of $1,100, were last seen Oct. 7, and Jacobs said she suspects a family member who has been caught stealing before.
• Kizzie Scott and Warikeith Williams reported Tuesday that someone stole a shotgun and a computer tablet, together worth $870, from their residence in the 500 block of Indian Lake Drive. A door had been pried open, the deputy’s report said.
• Edna Wallace, 71, reported Oct. 25 that three checks had been stolen out of her check book and two had been forged and cashed for a total of $1,747.
• Deann Rorie, of Cairo, reported Oct. 25 that a cell phone was taken from her Ford Explorer while she was at Game Stop, 615 Veterans Parkway South. The phone was valued at $200.
• An employee at Hutson Motors, 2316 First Ave. S.E., reported Monday that someone entered a 2012 Ford F-350 over the weekend and took two Kicker amps from under the back seat of the truck. The amps were valued at $800.
• Shandra Rowland, of Moultrie, reported Monday that two brown metal patio chairs had been taken from the porch of her previous residence in the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The chairs were valued at $58.
• Karen Pinero, of Moultrie, reported a possible past-occurred burglary on Pine Valley Circle on Oct. 24. Clothing valued at $395 was missing.
• On Oct. 25, Roberto Hernandez, of Moultrie, reported a stolen cell phone at C.A. Gray Junior High School. The phone was valued at $400.
• An employee of Dollar General, 1908 First Ave. S.E., reported Oct. 25 that a female customer walked out of the store without paying for two 20-ounce sodas, valued at $2.
• The owner of Save-A-Lot, 205 Sixth St. S.E., chased a suspected shoplifter from his store Oct. 26. When police met up with the owner and the suspect, the officer could not find anything that had been stolen, so he let the man go without charging him.
Later, the officer viewed the store video, which showed the man concealing items in his pants, and he searched the area where the suspect had run to and found three items from Save-A-Lot with a total value of $5.87.
• Police responded to a report of a past-occurred burglary at Colquitt County High School. Missing were $1 in cash and clothing valued at $1, according to the officer’s report.