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Thief attempts to hold up security guard @ Jackson construction site

Discussion in 'Press Talk' started by NRA_guy, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    Anybody want to make a wager on how long this new housing project will last before it becomes another crime center?

    Sounds like it is starting out that way, but you need to read the whole article to fully appreciate the situation.

    Didn't Jackson just roll out a new crime prevention plan? Sounds like maybe that is not working so well.


    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
    Construction company officials complain that their work sites in the Capital City are not safe. Not because of the heavy equipment and risk, but because of criminals.

    Contractors say construction sites are being targeted by armed men who most recently tried to hold up a security guard hired to protect a housing development being built near downtown Jackson.

    "The officer struggled with the guy, hit him once," said Shannon Bullock owner of Bullock Investigations.

    He said one of his officers was the victim of an attempted robbery early Monday morning at the University Place Housing Development under construction in and around Blair Street.

    Century Construction officials say subcontractors are afraid to work without security because they've been robbed at gunpoint numerous times..even in broad daylight.

    The crimes prompted them to hire 24 hour security.

    Bullock said the unidentified security officer was sitting in his truck when he was approached by two black men in a vehicle around 4:30 a.m Monday.

    "When the guy stuck the weapon in the security officer's face, he, the security officer, punched the other guy with the weapon and the two subjects decided to vacate that area," added Bullock.

    Surveillance video released by the construction company showed two men taking doors during one theft.

    Construction officials said supplies from windows to a/c units to washers and dryers, lumber and more have disappeared from the work site.

    The company is building 88 townhouses in a four block area.

    Construction began in the fall of 2014.

    "We've had 14 cases of theft," said Century Construction Company superintendent Jerry Rawson. "It seems like every week it was something different going on with the theft and after we had four armed robberies we had to get some help."

    Contractors believe the stolen items are being sold to other contractors, and they say so far no arrests have been made in connection with the thefts.

    "We're trying to clean this place up. We're trying to build nice houses for people and get some businesses here," added Rawson. "And we've had a lot of problems with I guess people not wanting us here".

    The security guard was not injured in Monday's incident.

    According to construction officials, they have lost tens of thousands of dollars in building supplies and equipment.


    Thief attempts to hold up security guard patrolling construction site
  2. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

    Sum Gy Custom Firearms Distinguished Poster

    You can't make a silk purse out of a hogs gonad bag!!!:eek::eek: These are not people they are mutated animals!
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  3. Megiddo

    Megiddo Distinguished Poster

    It's really bad over there. I have a friend that sometimes does overnight security in that area with some other guys, and he literally uses body armor and an AR15...
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  4. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    Arm them and then shoot a few of the perps and I bet it slows down. The only thing they understand is the possibility of ending up in a body bag.
  5. fordpkup

    fordpkup Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I don't know if they understand that.
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  6. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    And then he will get in trouble and have to pay the family BILLIONS of dollars!!!!

    94LEVERFAN Distinguished Poster

    a couple loads of 12 ga. buckshot will make believers out of them.