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      Timmonsville Town Hall burglarized again

      T he Timmonsville Town Hall was broken into Monday evening, according to the Florence County Sheriff's Office. The town hall is closed on Mondays.

      Town officials believe the burglary happened sometime after 5 p.m.

      They say it appears the burglars took a pistol from the former police department's evidence room and other items are missing.

      Deputies dusted for finger prints and collected evidence from the scene Tuesday morning.

      The town hall's surveillance cameras will be used to help deputies develop leads on the suspects, according to town officials.

      This is the third break-in at the town hall in eight months.

      Burglars broke into the facility last month, according to the Florence County Sheriff's Department.

      Police cars at the back of the building were also vandalized.

      Three men broke into the old police department which is housed in the town hall last August.

      Deputies think they stole numerous police department weapons, tazers and weapons from the evidence room.

      A safe containing certain municipal court records was stolen as well as an undetermined amount of money.

      Some residents say it's unbelievable that the town hall has been hit so many times.

      They say it should be the safest place in Timmonsville.

      "What are we doing about these break - ins. We have no security around this place? We can't afford it? Or there's no money some place. A place like that should never be left alone," said Roman Hilton.

      So far, there have been no arrests in each incident.