For Immediate Release
January 14, 2016
Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a possible suspect in six burglaries over the last few weeks.
In these six cases in the Rosemary, Seagrove, and Red Fish Village area witnesses and victims have described the same individual in their encounters. The subject is described as a tall, thin, white male standing at around 6 feet tall wearing jeans and occasionally a ball cap with either very short hair or a bald head. His approach to these burglaries is to wait until homeowners leave their house and, in broad daylight, checks the home to see if they are unlocked and enters; focusing his attention on cash and high end jewelry.
These six burglaries are included in 28 total residential burglaries which have occurred south of Highway 98 over the last year. The suspect described in this release is NOT suspected in ALL 28 of those burglaries. However, WCSO is encouraging residents and visitors to HIDE their belongings, LOCK their doors, TAKE your person items even if you plan to leave your home or vacation rental for just a short time.
If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING and report any suspicious activity to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office by calling 892-8111.