Reward offered for info in overnight break-in at store in Owensburg; Suspects caught on security camera

Monday, August 31, 2015
Photos of suspects during break-in in progress late Sunday night at the C.B. Hatfield Mercantile in Owensburg were captured on the store's security cameras. (Courtesy photos)

An overnight break-in at C.B. Hatfield Mercantile in Owensburg has been reported to the Greene County Sheriff's Department and the store's owners are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two suspects caught on video surveillance.

The owner of the convenience and general store says this break-in occurred at 11:36 p.m. on Sunday, August 30.

The owner reported photos from the store's security system shows two suspects on camera and on video.

According to the owner, both suspects are male and both appeared to be in their late teens or early 20s. One individual, with long dark hair pulled into a ponytail, was wearing shorts, a dark t-shirt and white shoes. The other individual, with short lighter-colored hair, was wearing jeans and a dark t-shirt.

This case is currently under investigation by the sheriff's department.

Anyone with information about this incident or these individuals can contact the Greene County Sheriff's Department by calling dispatch at (812) 384-4411.

To report a crime or pass a tip on to the local CrimeStoppers, call the Greene County CrimeStoppers Tip Line: The anonymous tip line does not have Caller ID and does not run through the regular police phone system though it is answered at the Linton Police Department by trained police personnel. The main phone number is (812) 847-5463 (TIP-LINE.) The organization has also implemented a toll-free number so that all Greene County residents have access at no cost to the caller. The toll-free number is (866) 446-4672.

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  • no clearer pic's?????

    -- Posted by ghitch75 on Mon, Aug 31, 2015, at 5:03 PM
  • Police asked us not to release the video to the public as of yet. I am still attempting to get a clearer facial picture of the individuals. We have been given names from several individuals already and hope that these 2 are caught sooner than later before damaging any more buildings or stealing anything else. This is not an easy business to run and this kind of behavior is discouraging but will never be allowed. Thank you to everyone who has helped us so far and to anyone else who may provide information later. And thank you to everyone who supports our business!

    -- Posted by cbhatfield on Mon, Aug 31, 2015, at 10:02 PM
  • The police are closing in on them now.

    -- Posted by bill454 on Tue, Sep 1, 2015, at 8:00 AM
  • any word?.....did they catch them?

    -- Posted by ghitch75 on Mon, Sep 7, 2015, at 9:45 AM
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