The following is a news release from the Durant PD:
During the month of December the Durant Police Department took multiple reports of residential burglaries that had occurred during the day-time when the homeowners were away. Entry was gained in most cases by a door being kicked in. All of the burglaries seemed to be concentrated on the same area of the city.
It appeared the suspects were mainly looking for money and jewelry. In several of the cases old and new coins were taken from the residence. On January 11, 2006 Detective Rutherford obtained information that a juvenile had recently brought a large amount of coins into a local bank and cashed them in.
Detective Rutherford obtained still photos from the banks security system and used the images during an interview with the juvenile suspect. During this interview the suspect confessed and implicated his brother, who is also a juvenile in committing the rash of burglaries. The brother was later interviewed and he confessed as well.
Both stated during the interview that they knew they would be successful during the day because people would be at work or away from home. The juveniles are currently on probation in the Juvenile system for past burglaries.
The investigation is still ongoing as to the location of some of the old rare coins that dated back to the 1890’s that were not cashed in.
Lt. Johnny Rutherford