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Deputies investigate another hole in wall burglary

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:09:01 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 05:15:11 PM CDT

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies are investigating another hole in the wall break-in at a seafood market in Washington.

Officials say the break-in happened Sunday night around 11:30 p.m. at Mac Jones Seafood on Mimosa Shores Drive, off River Road.

The business operates on one side as a wholesale distributor and on the other as a retail market. Thieves cut out three holes in the walls.

"I was pretty angry about it really. You just feel violated. It's my property and someone just comes in and helps themselves in destroying it. And I don't like it," owner, Mac Jones said.

Major Kenneth Watson, with the sheriff's department, says the suspect or suspects got away a small amount of cash, mostly in rolled coins.

Longtime employee, Noah Clark, said he's thankful nobody was hurt.

"Well, I didn't feel too good about it. You know I was kinda upset about it. You know I work down here," he said.

Investigators say they are not releasing any suspect descriptions right now.

Major Watson says that they are investigating if the break-in is tied to the multiple burglaries in Pitt County over the last year that have involved thieves breaking in through walls or roofs. They do not know if this break-in is related, but they are investigating all possibilities.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact CrimeStoppers or the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.