♦ As law and order increasingly breaksdown in Salisbury because of a hard drug epidemic needing to be fed through criminal means, a skeletal police force made so by a $10,000 day municipal broadband habit, mushrooming gang life, and a legion of revolving door burglars and breaking and entry artists, it is not puzzling that burglaries, unlawful entries, and break-ins are spreading throughout the city. First it was the historic district and later the Crescent where burglaries and break-ins happened with increasing regularity. In the natural order of progression the “Country Club” AKA “Plunder Isle” is starting to grow in popularity with the city’s highly mobile criminal element. This is where the big money is–almost every house in “Plunder Isle” provides a lucrative take. Jewelry, furs, firearms, bulging safes, paintings, and high-end TVs and electronica. The car parked down the street watches and waits. Word is out–“Plunder Isle” is where it’s at.
According to Salisbury Police sources the Crawfords, an elderly well-to-do couple living on the 200 block of Confederate Avenue, were victims of a burglary–unlawful entry on Friday night. The crime was reported to the Salisbury Police at 11:50 p.m. Someone quietly entered the house through an unlocked backdoor. In less than 20 minutes the burglar carted off 10 revolvers, assorted jewelry (6 pieces), 3 rifles/shotguns, 2 knives, an opal pen, and 2 jewelry boxes. The total take: an estimated value of over $32,500.
231 Block of Confederate Avenue in the Country Club area of Salisbury, N.C.
Map of the 200 block of Confederate Avenue in Salisbury, N.C.
At this time no suspects have been developed.
Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect an award of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.
**This article will be updated as soon as more information arrives.**