During the past few months in the early morning hours, there have been several local businesses that were broken into and ransacked. The suspects were looking for cash and easily re-sellable items that are easy to carry. Pocomoke City Police have initiated additional patrols in the area during the day and evening hours.
Pocomoke City is a quiet community and residents may become complacent about security. I encourage business owners and residents alike to make sure you do not leave your doors unlocked after business hours and to leave a security light on that would deter individuals from trying to hide in the darkness. In addition, the installation of security alarms and cameras would be an added asset and deterrent for criminals. It seems that these individuals are targeting businesses that are known to not have any cameras or security systems in operation.
Please remain vigilant and notify the Pocomoke City Police Department of any suspicious activity that you may see.
Kelvin D. Sewell
Chief of Police
October 3, 2014