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Sheriff releases video of city hall burglars, mayors speak

Both mayors told KTVO this usually doesn't happen in small towns. Now, they're reevaluating their security measures. (Louis Finley/KTVO)

The Macon County Sheriff's Office is on the hunt for two burglars who hit both Bevier and Callao City Halls on Thursday morning.

"They weren't just stealing from city hall, they were stealing from every person in this town," said Callao Mayor Larry Cross.

Cross and Bevier Mayor Bill Cosby said hundreds of dollars were stolen. At Callao City Hall, they also stole debit cards, which were cancelled.

"They noticed their desk were gone through, and money was missing from the office," Cosby said.

Both mayors told KTVO this usually doesn't happen in small towns. Now, they're reevaluating their security measures.

"We'll probably have some administrative changes as far as how much cash we keep on hand," Cosby said.

The City of Callao's camera's caught a van circling Callao City Hall before and after the burglary. Deputies suspect it's connected.

"We do believe it may be someone who is familiar with Bevier and Callao City Halls," said Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy Sargent Tyler Robinson.

Robinson said they're grateful for the cameras in Callao.

"We would probably have nothing if it wasn't for the City of Callao having cameras," Robinson said.
"We're just thankful. It could have been a lot worse than it was," Cosby said.

For any information on the burglaries contact Macon County Sheriff’s Office at 660-385-2062 or through their Facebook page.

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