Lee sheriff searching for Neighborhood Market burglar

By Anthony Cloud acloud@civitasmedia.com

February 25, 2014

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who allegedly broke into Patty’s Neighborhood Market at Gibson Station, Va.

Taylor Scott of the LCSD said that at about 3 a.m. on Saturday a male dressed in camouflage broke into the store and stole an undisclosed amount of Marlboro cigarettes.

“He was in and out pretty quick,” said Scott.

Scott also said he used something to pry open the door to allow himself in the business.

Police say they are following up on information about the incident. Though traffic was slow during the early morning, surveillance videos show some traffic in the area during the time of the burglary.

Anyone with information regarding the case can call the LCSD at 276-346-7753.

In other police news, deputies with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department recovered two stolen ATVs on Monday. The vehicles were found in the Dorton Branch community just outside of Pineville.

Deputies received a tip on the location of the ATVs and, after walking several hundred feet up a trail, located two four-wheelers chained together in the woods.

According to Sheriff Bruce Bennett, the ATVs were confirmed to be stolen and were seized.

A 2002 red Honda 350 Rancher was confirmed stolen out of Knox County.

A 2002 green Honda 350 Rancher was stolen in Bell County.

Deputies Shane Stewart and Carl Frith are in charge of the investigation.

Anthony Cloud may be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.