Tryon police search for robbery suspect(s)

Published 4:36 pm Friday, January 21, 2011

Tryon has experienced a string of break-ins over the past few weeks and the Tryon Police Department is asking for the public’s help.
Last Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Village Book Shop on Maple Street was broken into, according to the Tryon Police Department.
Police chief Jeff Arrowood said sometime during the night, the suspect broke a window and entered through the door.
“Cash was taken from the business, as well as the Humane Society jar and the Thermal Belt Outreach jar,” Arrowood said.
Police said last week’s break-in could be connected to three other break-ins that occurred over the Christmas weekend at Nature’s Storehouse, Smith Optometric Eye Associates and Tryon Gold and Coin.
During the Christmas weekend, the Nature’s Storehouse on South Trade Street was broken into, as well as Smith’s Eye, located downtown and Tryon Gold and Coin, located downtown.
Arrowood reports that nothing was stolen from the Nature’s Storehouse, and undisclosed amounts of cash were stolen from Smith Optometric and Tryon Gold and Coin.
Anyone with information regarding any of these break-ins is urged to call the Tryon Police Department at 828-859-9195 or Foothills Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-7119.
Tips can be anonymous, and rewards are offered from Crime Stoppers for any information that leads to an arrest.

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