There have now been five burglaries in Jasper and police believe they’ve all been committed by the same person.
Denny's Auto on Third Avenue was the first business to be broken into. That happened early this week. Then, Paul’s Custom Service on Wernsing Road, R & P Auto and Truck Repair on McKinley Road and Grand Rental Station on MacAuthur Street all became victims.
Those break-ins happened after hours Tuesday and resulted in the loss of cash and merchandise.
The fifth burglary happened after the close of business Wednesday at Schmidt Contracting on Maurice Street. Jasper Police Detective Rick Chambers says police and sheriff's deputies have increased overnight patrols.
Police say residents should take precautions, especially in the overnight hours.