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Delaware County Sheriff releases information on attempted burglary

posted Jun 13, 2012, 6:18 PM by   [ updated Jun 13, 2012, 6:18 PM ]

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying suspects in an attempted burglary that happened on Wednesday, December 15. The Sheriff’s Office believes two people were involved. A home security system captured images of one suspect and the suspects’ vehicle.

The alarm system for a home on Miller-Paul Road in Galena was set off at 11:58 a.m. on Wednesday. Sheriff Walter L. Davis III said: “The Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate and found that someone had entered a patio through an unlocked window and attempted to pry open the door to the home.”

No one was home at the time of the attempted burglary but the property owner has a video surveillance system. It shows an older model GMC long conversion van, which is primer black and has a silver roof. It has a handicap sticker in front window. There were two occupants in the van. The passenger is a heavy set man. The driver is not visible in the surveillance images. The suspects left before gaining entry into the home. No property was stolen.

Sheriff Davis said: “The van is rather unique. We are hopeful that someone will recognize it and do the right thing by calling us.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at 740-833-2800