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Burglaries continue in rural areas

By Alan McArthur
Landmark reporter

Burglars continue to hit some sites in northern Platte County. The Platte County Sheriff's Department estimates there may be at least two different robbery groups operating in Platte County.

At least one burglary ring may have been stopped after the arrest of two individuals in another county.

According to Frank Hunter, captain with the Sheriff's Department, another area county arrested two people who may have been part of the earlier burglaries of homes.

“We haven't had any burglaries since last Thursday,” said Hunter. “There are at least two groups, and one may have been arrested.”

Last Thursday there was one burglary at a residence along E Highway near Camden Point. Since then there have not been any burglaries in rural northern Platte County.

According to Hunter, there are differences between the two groups operating now. The latest group is robbing outbuildings on properties, such as barns and small storage sheds. The first group was targeting residences. Hunter said the group targeting residences has dropped off.

On Thursday, March 13, there were four burglaries at properties along KK Highway near the Platte/Clay county line.

Hunter said the department does not have any leads or suspects in the burglaries along KK Highway.

The sheriff's department is asking residents to keep their eyes open and to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity. Anyone with information about the burglaries is also asked to call 816-474-TIPS or the sheriff's department at 816-858-2424 and ask for investigations.


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