Dozens of storage units burglarized in Conway
CONWAY (KATV) - Police are urging storage unit renters to check on their lockers after a rash of burglaries targeting two Conway self-storage facilities. Authorities have been able to identify at least two suspects and several victims, but said there could be more of both.
"It looks like it was in one swoop," said LaTresha Woodruff, public information officer for Conway Police.
According to police reports, at least nine storage units were ransacked at the U-Save Storage Facility on Stout Street on August 12. On August 13, another nine storage units were targeted at the Waller Security Storage Facility on Gum Street.
Authorities were able to apprehend Cynthia Dunsworth and Robby Gann in connection to the storage burglaries at the Waller Facility.
DJ Waller, owner of Waller Security Storage, said one of the suspects had rented a unit from him. It's how the suspect and his accomplice allegedly managed to get into his high security facility.
"We spent $60,000 on this system," commented Waller.
Waller's security system is not only outfitted with security lighting and cameras, but a key code for entrance to the completely fenced in facility. The cameras allegedly were able to capture Dunsworth and Gann's every move.
But it's a different story at U-Save Storage where thieves targeted at least nine other storage units. Although there is fencing at U-Save, not all lockers are fenced in and there are no security cameras to be seen. The facility's owner tells Channel 7 that he has notified renters of the affected units, but authorities say it's unclear how many renters were affected at either facility. Thieves broke some of the locks and replaced them with new ones.
"We need people to come forward and let us know that they rented there and if they believe that they had their unit broken into," said Woodruff.
It's not the first time the U-Save Storage facility has been burglarized. Back in 2011, nearly 20 units were targeted. Police are urging all people who rent at either facility to check their belongings and alert officers if they believe something has been stolen.
Authorities believe the two crimes may be connected, but need others to come forward from the U-Save facility to cross-check belongings found with the two current witnesses.