On January 9, 2009, at approximately 8:20 AM, the Jackson County Sheriff's responded to two reported business burglaries, one was at 231 Tire and Auto located at 856 Hwy 231, Alford and the second was at S & M Auto Sales ar 860 Hwy 90 231 Alford, Fl. Both of these businesses are located approximately 2 miles north of the Bay County line. Sometime during the evening hours of January 8 or the early hours of January 9, 2009, unknown individuals burglarized both of the businesses by pring open the doors of the offices and mechanic shop.
S & M Auto Sales reported that they were missing a 1999 Ford F350, four door, dually truck, gold in color. The vehicle at the time it was stolen did not have a tag displayed ont he truck. The owner also reported that a dealer tag that was displayed on another vehicle had been stolen also. The tag number reported stoeln was Florida tag MIF88R. This tag is registered to S & M Auto Sales and is possibly being used on the stolen truck.
231 Tire and Auto reported that a Honda CR125 Dirt Bike, Orange in color, had been stolen from their business. Also taken from the business was an assortment of Snap On, Craftsmen and Mac tools. These tools include air wrenches, sockets, wrenches and screwdrivers. The tools are engraved with the letters "JAC". The total value of the tools stolen is approximately $10,000.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at 850-482-9624 or the Jackson County Crime Stoppers at (850)526-5000.
A photograph of the stolen truc is available upon request.