Oakman police struggling to solve break ins with limited resources | News
WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC)- The town of Oakman is dealing with a rash of home break ins that police are struggling to solve.
Police Chief Andy Powell says there are more than a dozen that are currently unsolved. He says it's because he doesn't have enough manpower to find the suspects. There are only four police officers in the Oakman department, including the chief.
The latest incident happened yesterday afternoon on Swindle Loop Road. In most cases the suspects are breaking in through back doors and windows and making away with valuables.
Powell says that after four supects were arrested a couple of months ago, the break ins slowed down but the activity has picked up again.
Powell says he and the officers continue to investigate these crimes and patrolling around the clock as much as they can. He's urging residents to watch out for their neighbors and to report any suspicious activity.
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