HCSO investigating $30K burglary and theft from elderly couple

Jeff Bobo • Feb 6, 2018 at 5:30 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of nearly $30,000 in mostly jewelry, guns and cash being stolen from the home of an elderly couple near Rogersville on Friday afternoon.

James Hill, who resides on Tunnell Hill Road just south of Rogersville, told HCSO Deputy John Tunnell on Friday that he and his wife left the residence about 1 p.m. that day and didn't get home until shortly after 5:30 p.m.

When they arrived home, Mr. Hill observed that someone had made entry into his house through the basement door.

The door frame was damaged where the door had apparently been pried open.

Upon inspecting their residence, the Hills reportedly found $15,000 in cash gone.

Also missing were two handguns (Ruger 9 mm auto and .22 auto handgun), three long guns (.243 rifle with scope, Remington 12 gauge shotgun, and Taurus "Circuit Judge" .410/.45), as well as ammunition, a crossbow and arrows, knives, coins and collectible currency.

A large wooden jewelry box containing several gold and/or diamond rings, necklaces and other jewelry was also taken.

The overall value of the lost property, including the cash, was reported at $29,620.

The burglary remains under investigation, but as of Monday there were no known suspects.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the whereabouts of the stolen property is asked to contact the HCSO at (423) 392-1376.

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