Since they didn’t live in the residence all the time, someone decided it was a good place to break in and steal property. The owner of a house in Purlear called the Sheriff’s Office to report the theft of over a 1000 dollars in property. The victim had not been at the residence since August 10th. In the past couple of weeks, a thief or thieves entered the house and took a ceiling fan, light fixtures, pool table balls and rack, and a living room chair. Stolen property is estimated over 1000 dollars. There are no suspects at this time, but the Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate.