Sheriff: Thieves taking nearly anything, everything

A portion of the Twin Lakes Area has been seeing an uptick in residential burglaries and break-ins leading up to the holidays. The Fulton County Sheriff's Department is reporting four burglaries in the last month in the Elizabeth area from Bexar toward Arkansas Highway 87 and to Gepp.

Sheriff Al Roork says the thief or thieves are taking nearly anything and everything.

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The sheriff says he believes the break-ins have occurred mainly in the nighttime hours. Roork hypothesizes the thief is most likely someone already familiar with the area.

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Sheriff Roork and members of his office are asking local residents to be vigilant of any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

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Roork is asking anyone who may see a potential burglar to contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office at 870-895-2601 or the Baxter County Sheriff's Office at 870-425-7000.

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