Monday, January 16, 2017

Why we can't have nice things reason #___

Update: There were several more burglaries from Renaissance to Highway 51 in Ridgeland earlier in the weekend. Police sources say the same thieves who committed the Renaissance burglaries today are suspects in these as well. There were three similar burglaries at businesses on Highway 51 on Friday night and five more at The Township on Highland Colony Parkway late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.  Video from the security camera at Donut Palace is posted below.

The Ridgeland Police Department issued the following press release:

Monday, January 16, 2016 approximately 2:15 am, a Ridgeland Police Department Officer was performing business checks in the area of Renaissance located at 1000 Highland Colony Parkway when he discovered shattered glass on the front door of the business. Investigation revealed this business was burglarized and subsequent checks of other retail stores in the area resulted in the discovery of another four (4) businesses with shattered glass. Ridgeland Police detectives were notified and responded to the scene to process for any physical evidence.

The businesses were located on the north end of the retail area and at this time the particular names are being withheld due to the active investigation. Ridgeland Police investigators are conducting a thorough investigation and analyzing physical evidence which was collected from the scene. Additional retail establishments are being checked for any other leads which may assist our agency in identifying a suspect.

The method of entry into each of these businesses is believed to be prying on the front entry doors causing the glass to shatter and once inside, the suspect is targeting cash. Investigators are working with the Madison Police Department to compare recent cases for similarities in helping identify a suspect.

At this time, these are active investigations with limited information available.



27 comments:

I'm Concerned.. said...

1) What about alarm systems? Impossible to believe four or more businesses in this upscale venue do not have alarm systems.

2) Cue calls and posts from all the whining milineals claiming they work in the area and nobody has called to comfort them or checked on their emotional state. Is counseling going to be offered since this is a holiday?

Anonymous said...

Madison county is just too dangerous now. Where are we supposed to live??

Anonymous said...

BUILD THAT WALL and make Jackson pay for it! Time to keep the undesirables from Jackson out of our city! A Hinds County plate should be probable cause for a traffic stop. Harass these people until they leave.

Anonymous said...

Gene needs to make everyone buy security cameras.

Anonymous said...

The businesses were located on the north end of the retail area and at this time the particular names are being withheld due to the active investigation.

Well, we know they didn't target Barnes and Noble.

Seems like Chris Rock said something about books and kryptonite.

Derrell Ray said...

I for one am glad it's moving north.

Tell Da Troof, Danny Mollisack! said...

Questions for the champions of Jackson (that have all been asked before):

How many of you live in Woodlea or Lake Hico or Presidential Hills?
How many of you shop at Westland Plaza or Metrocenter or Mart 51?
How many of you have dinner at Ellis' Seafood or the Purple Diamond or Flap's Hot Tamales?
How many of you have picnics in Battlefield Park or ride your bikes down the sidewalks of West Street?

So before you crow about how dangerous Madison County is (yeah, right), look at yourself and ask if you're only bragging about the white parts of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Well, Derrell Ray at 12:30 PM, please explain why you would wish theft and vandalism on anyone in any direction.

Anonymous said...

"...names are being withheld..."

How difficult is it to ride through and see which business are taped in yellow. Top secret shit.

PS: Renaissance security and employees know which businesses don't have alarms. Still it's unbelievable that some did not.

And what about that counseling?

Burke said...

Looks like Willie Sutton had a point. For those younger than I, Mr. Sutton was a serial bank robber. When asked why he robbed banks, he answered, "That's where the money is."

Apocryphal, probably, but the point is made.

Anonymous said...

The Clarion-Ledger reported names this morning: "The break-ins were reported around 5 a.m. Among the stores are Aqua The Day Spa, GNC, Justice for Girls, Merle Norman and White House/Black Market."

Anonymous said...


I told everyone this was coming---Jackson Mall, Metro Center, Northpark and right on up to the Renaissance and all points north.

It can not be stopped---it's like terminal cancer. I truly believe we have not seen anything yet. It is going to get worse.

Anonymous said...

Some of the businesses had money in the cash register. Who does that? Some businesses either didn't have an alarm or it didn't work. One had fake cameras.

Anonymous said...

Too bad these stores weren't owned, operated or managed by a Wayne Parish type. People are getting tired of this crap.

Skarred in Madison said...

Madison County is spiraling down fast. When the Costco arrives, I'm afraid it will be the Jackson Metrocenter part 2

Anonymous said...

It is only a matter of time before the Old Canton apartment dwellers and Jacksonians figure out Dinsmor is right down the road.

Anonymous said...

Madison is on a slow downward spiral... Anybody with a high school diploma knows white flight is always followed by downtown revitalization and gentrification. Only the suckers in denial end up with underwater mortgages spending tons on gas for crazy commutes from the burbs... Just wait until oil prices go back up.

Anonymous said...

This explains why Jackson's crime rate is down. It done moved to Ridgeland.

Anonymous said...

Except for the donut shop, the stores were mainly women's clothing and accessories. Either it was men breaking in for the articles to sell to stores in Jackson who need stock or guys who want to dress as women.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a bunch of Madison county snowflakes in here.

Anonymous said...

Several stores in Canton were hit last week on the frontage rd in Canton. Ladds, Buck shop, the furniture store. They came back two days later and tried again.

Anonymous said...

Robbing a place that caters to deer hunters in Canton? Wow! Makes as much sense as robbing a gun store staffed by two white men.

A deer processing place obviously has people wielding knives and a few with high powered rifles within easy reach.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Gluckstadt....

Anonymous said...

Gluckstadt is the new Pearl if they don't ratchet up incorporation efforts. Take a look at Gluckstadt Road. Krystal, truck stop, sonic, gas stations every two hundred yards, Burger Doodle and swing around the corner and you have Mexican stuff, two or three places that are closed and reopened every month and trailers selling crawfish. All they need up in there is a check cashing place, a screened-in smoker selling BBQ and maybe a tattoo parlor.

Anonymous said...

Grand opening next Week! Come see us at Gluckstadt tatoos.

Anonymous said...

Never fear, 10:12...the 'pink panty' crowd will congregate west of the interstate and you can't come over there. Then they will wonder WTF happent.

Anonymous said...

I was one of the shop owners who got robbed. RPD did an excellent job and much better than the experience I had with JPD...but I'd hate to be JPD because they have a very tough job. We were up and running that day. Being a small business owner is tough, especially during the Obama years. I saved money for 30 years to buy it and nothing will stop me from being successful. We prayed for the burglar and I forgive him and will let him know Christ loves him. Here's the lesson-learned. If you have an older security system get rid of it and buy a Cloud-based system. Both home and business. Recommend Arlo Pro. Sets up easy, wireless with a router and you can monitor on your phone. No matter what they steal it's on the Cloud.

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