A pair of robberies at Seymour businesses along U.S. 60, one successful, one that wasn’t, have local police looking for a suspect or suspects as Sgt. Chase Davis of the Seymour Police Department believes the crimes are related.

“We believe the crimes are related,” said Davis, detective for the local force.

A pair of break-in incidents occurred on Monday, June 8, with the first reported at 2:30 a.m. when Patrolman Skylar McIntosh responded to an alarm at Seymour Liquor & Tobacco, located at the intersection of North Division Street and four-lane U.S. 60.

“Someone had broken in through the drive-thru window,” Davis explained.

“During the same time frame, someone also gained entry to Hucklebucks (restaurant, located along U.S. 60 at Seymour’s west exit), where a coin machine, a quarter pusher, was damaged and quarters were stolen.”

The theft at Hucklebucks didn’t end there.

Also taken by the robber or robbers were two power generators, a Wagner paint sprayer, a chainsaw, flat-screen television, a Stihl power washer, hand grinder, a variety of tools and four custom signs.

Fingerprints were found at the crime scene.

They now are at the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crime lab in Springfield being tested.

“If anyone has recently purchased or been offered for sale any of these items, let us know at the police department,” Davis said.

The number to call is 417-935-4200.

Callers should ask for Davis if providing any tips, as he is leading the investigation.

“The message to criminals in Seymour is that our night patrol is being beefed up, so if you want to steal here, we’ll catch you,” Davis concluded.

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