Hancock Sheriff seeking burglary suspects

NEW CUMBERLAND – The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public to locate two individuals suspected of committing several area daytime burglaries.

In a press release issued Wednesday, Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said, in recent weeks, daytime burglaries have occurred in the areas of Allison Road, Frankfurt Road, Pleasant Hills and Lyons Road.

Fletcher said several witnesses have come forward describing a late 1990s to early 2000s silver and black truck with a cap and Ohio license plate. Fletcher said witnesses also have described the truck as having one tire differing from the rest.

Two individuals have been reported as being involved, according to Fletcher, with witnessing reporting seeing a Caucasian female driver with dark hair, and a Caucasian male, believed to be in his 30s, also with dark hair.

“We believe these individuals are targeting jewelry boxes, but are also opportunists,” Fletcher said, noting other items of significant value have also been reported missing.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office officials are advising the public not to approach the individuals or the vehicle if it is seen, but requested calls be made to report any suspicious activity or sightings of the vehicle and the individuals.

“We don’t know who these people are or if they are violent,” Fletcher added. “We are asking the public to pay attention and be vigilant. Look out for your property and your neighbors’ by notifying the Sheriff’s Office immediately if you see anything.”

Information can be submitted to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 304-564-3911.