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Robbery at the Justice Court Clerk’s Office

The Prentiss Headlight /  County Clerk Judy Cole found her file cabinet damaged & petty cash missing after she arrived at work Wednesday morning .

The Prentiss Headlight / County Clerk Judy Cole found her file cabinet damaged & petty cash missing after she arrived at work Wednesday morning .

The Prentiss Headlight / The back office file cabinet was also pried open and cash removed. No computers or electronics were stolen.

The Prentiss Headlight / The back office file cabinet was also pried open and cash removed. No computers or electronics were stolen.

The Jefferson Davis County Court Clerk’s Office was broken into and robbed last week. Court Clerk Judy Cole arrived at work Wednesday morning to find her office in shambles.

All three money drawers were broken into and damaged. A total of $370 in cash was stolen from the office, along with a roll and a half of postage stamps.

“We make a deposit every single night, so the only thing available was our petty cash,” said Cole.

It is unclear how the thief entered the office, although it appears he exited through a rear window.

If you have any information regarding this burglary, please contact the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department at 601-792-5169.

The incident is being further investigated.

The Prentiss Headlight / The County Clerk's Office window was broken from the inside and is apparently where the perpetrator escaped after the robbery.

The Prentiss Headlight / The County Clerk’s Office window was broken from the inside and is apparently where the perpetrator escaped after the robbery.