Reward increased for information on break-ins

The custom-made grandfather clock, among several valuable items stolen from Elizabeth Moricle last year

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The victim of three residential break-ins is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to those responsible.

Elizabeth Moricle, of Greensboro, reported break-ins to her residence at 1439 Mud Cut Loop in Marion on Feb. 18, June 26 and Dec. 28, 2017. She was originally offering a $1,000 reward but has now increased it to $2,000.

Taken during the crimes was $9,030 worth of items, including a custom-made grandfather clock that has been in the family for generations, two lawn mowers, miscellaneous hand and power tools, a handgun, a TV, a DVD player, a generator and a trail camera.

Anyone with information concerning the crimes or suspects is asked to call Lt. Andy Manis at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

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