Do you lock your doors? Sheriff warns homeowners after crime spree

Police in Madison County are asking for the public TMs help after a string of burglaries that reportedly took place ten days ago.

Monday afternoon, the Madison County Sheriff TMs Office issued a statement warning residents to be on the lookout for the suspect in a series of thefts at area homes. Police say on July 15 a late 1990s model sedan, described as a dark blue or purple Hyundai or Kia, was spotted in the area of the towns of Sullivan and Lenox, along State Route 31. Police received reports of daytime burglaries, and stolen personal items including jewelry and electronic devices.

The driver of the car is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, with a thin build and dark hair. He was reportedly wearing a jacket at the time, and is considered a ~person of interest TM in the case.

Do you have any information on this case? If anyone was in the area on Friday and saw any suspicious activity or a vehicle matching the above description, you are asked to contact investigators at (315) 366-2429.

Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley says residents need to be vigilant and secure their homes and businesses at all times. He suggests using door and window locks and alarm systems, securing of valuables in a safe, and locking outdoor equipment in a shed or garage.

Trust your feeling says Riley, If you see suspicious activity, report it to your local law enforcement agency immediately by dialing 911.

Riley says Madison County residents who will be away from home for an extended period of time can notify the Sheriff TMs Office through their website by clicking on Property Check Request. Riley says patrols will perform cursory checks on your property during your absence.