Senator among break-in victims

PICKENS — The home of Sen. Larry Martin was among several targeted during a string of break-ins in Pickens last week.

[cointent_lockedcontent]According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, the thefts happened sometime between midnight Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday morning.

Hashe said someone entered through an unlocked storm door into a screened back porch area at Martin’s home and removed a wall-mounted Sanyo television.

Someone also entered five unlocked vehicles parked a short distance from Martin’s
home during the same night, Hashe said, removing items from two of the vehicle.

Hashe said no suspects have been identified, and there is no reason to believe Martin’s home was specifically targeted.

“We suspect that the individual(s) probably were unaware that the residence belonged to Sen. Martin and most likely were just prowling the area searching for unlocked vehicles and residences,” Hashe said.[/cointent_lockedcontent]