Intruder breaks in to take prescription drugs - - Jackson, MS

Intruder breaks in to take prescription drugs

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RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A warning for Reservoir area residents; lock your doors. Rankin County authorities are on the hunt for a man who walked into a home after casing the neighborhood. 

That man entered an unlocked door in a secluded neighborhood and authorities say he was looking for one thing; prescription drugs.

"My house was broken into when I was home alone," said the child who was inside the house when an intruder entered.

Those were horrifying moments for the 12-year-old boy Sunday afternoon at his Greenway Estates home when a stranger knocked at this door but he didn't answer. Seconds later he heard the door open and someone enter the garage. 

"The door opened and he started saying 'Andrew'," said the young reservoir resident.

The sixth grader, who we will not identify, ran outside through another door, looked for a vehicle, waited, then peeked through a window.

"So I walked back to the door that I came out of and I opened that and he was right there, and he came jogging out the room," added the young victim.

The man ran past the young boy who was not harmed.

The suspect is described as a thin white male with facial hair driving a late model black four door Ford F-150. 

No valuables were taken from the home, but the next day the homeowners discovered their cabinets were ransacked in the kitchen and bathroom and expired pain medication was missing.

"We don't have these type of burglaries frequently, definitely to have at this time of the afternoon on a Sunday afternoon when people are home you know," said Rankin County Sheriff's Department Chief Investigator Raymond Duke. "I wonder if the individual was possibly under the influence at that time." 

Some neighbors reported seeing the black truck riding through the area Saturday. The quiet subdivision is now on alert.

"We're all locking our doors now yeah," said H.T. Harrell who has lived in Greenway Estates since 1997. "I'm surprised by it because a bunch of nice people live down through here."

The homeowners have now taken security measures, shared the incident with neighbors and urged those living in the area to take precautions as well. 
Investigators say only one incident like this has been reported. 

Please call the Rankin County Sheriff's Department if you have any information.

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