JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) — Multiple businesses have been hit by thieves in Jasper. The owners say it’s not so much a scare of what they are getting away with, but how much damage they are causing.
It’s not clear without a doubt if all the cases are connected, but Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe tells us six businesses were broken into over a period of a couple weeks.
At Rick’s Auto Sales in Jasper, owners say they are offering a reward to hopefully catch the people who ransacked their family owned shop. They say thieves didn’t get away with much, but they left a huge mess.
Thieves also left a huge mess at Mane Attraction in Jasper. The stylists found the mess at all of their stations Saturday morning.
Barbara Pruitt said, “just kind of feel like you get targeted. We didn’t know what the reasoning for that, just looking for cash I think…we hope maybe police would make more rounds at night. Especially after all the businesses are closed.”
Poe said all six businesses saw the same type of big mess left with things rummaged through. He said that leads him to believe they may only be looking for a few people and the cases are all possibly all are linked.
If you have any information contact Jasper Police at: (205) 221-2121.