After numerous reports of daytime burglaries in Hancock County, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help.
In a press release issued Wednesday, Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said that during April, daytime burglaries have occurred near Allison Road, Frankfurt Road, Pleasant Hills, Lyons Road and other outlying areas.
Fletcher said several witnesses came forward with descriptions of the vehicle and the individuals believed to be involved.
Fletcher said the vehicle seen in the areas is described as being a late 1990's to early 2000's silver and black truck with a cap with an Ohio license plate. He said witnesses noted one tire was different from the rest.
Witnesses also saw two individuals involved; a Caucasian female driver with dark colored hair and an older Caucasian male believed to be in his 30's with dark hair.
"We believe these individuals are targeting jewelry boxes but are also opportunists," Fletcher said, noting other items of value have also been reported missing.
Officials are advising the public not to approach the individuals or the vehicle if it is seen, but requesting calls be made to report any suspicious activity or sightings of the vehicle and the individuals.
"We don't know who these people are or if they are violent," Fletcher added. "We are asking the public to pay attention and be vigilant. Look out for your property and your neighbors' by notifying the Sheriff's Office immediately if you see anything."
Information can be submitted to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at 304-564-3911. You can also call the WTRF Lauttamus Security Crime Fighters tip line at 1-800-223-0312.