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Marble Falls police look for links in Dollar General break-in, other burglaries

MARBLE FALLS — A man detained after a break-in at The Dollar General Store has police looking for possible links to a recent string of burglaries at other businesses and homes.

The latest incident, reported about 2 a.m. Oct. 27 at the department store in the 1400 block of Mormon Mill Road, occurred when someone rammed a shopping cart into a front glass door to get inside.

The case may give officers leads to the other break-ins, but so far investigators haven’t found any links.

“We’re comparing physical evidence collected at each scene to see if there is anything overlapping,” said police Capt. Glenn Hanson.

When police Sgt. Trisha Ratliff and Officer David Amidon responded to an alarm at the store, they found a man inside and took him into custody.

In addition to this case, police are probing a series of burglaries that started in late September.

On Oct. 21, somebody broke into Coach Wash in the 2600 block of U.S. 281.

In earlier incidents from Oct. 13-17,  intruders made off with computers, guns and collectibles.

One case occurred at For Curiosity Sake in the 200 block of Avenue G. Also, several apartment residents in the 300 block of Avenue S reported burglaries on Oct. 14.

Then, sometime on Oct. 16 or Oct. 17, thieves burglarized an office complex in the 100 block of Avenue H and made off with computers and other office supplies.

Police are still looking for information in a burglary Sept. 25 at Canyon Cleaners in the 2200 block of U.S. 281. A person wearing a wig and covering his or her face entered the business after-hours and stole cash.

Officers said the thief appeared to know his or her way around the building.

Anyone with information on the crimes can contact police at (830) 693-3611 or the Hill Country Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-8477 or through www.hcacrimestoppers.com.

Tipsters to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and their information could lead to a reward, investigators said.

daniel@thepicayune.com