"Hide-and-Seek bandits" believed to have hit Calhoun County DHR

By Dixon Hayes

ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) - Anniston Police say they have a new case to add to the story of the so-called "Hide and Seek Bandits"--at least one of them may have ended up at the Calhoun County Department of Human Resources.
 
Anniston Police spokesman Sgt. Fred Forsythe says it appears someone went through various desk drawers at the DHR offices, located within Commerce Towers at the intersection of Noble Street and Highway 202 in downtown Anniston.  The building also houses BBVA Compass Bank, WHMA Radio and even the Fox6 Anniston Newsroom, but police believe the burglary activity was confined to the DHR offices.  They believe it happened late Thursday night.
 
Police have said someone has been hiding out in churches, doctors offices and other buildings, then after hours, start looking for money and other items in desk drawers, etc.  They believe two different men are involved and previously released a photo of one man caught on camera.
 
Police have a warrant for one man, Kevin Buchanan, on charges of breaking into a church that way.  Police previously have not released the specific offices and churches that were hit.  They confirmed the DHR break-in after Fox6 Anniston Newsroom videojournalist Dixon Hayes came to work and found Anniston crime lab investigators at work in the building.  Nothing was taken from the Fox6 Anniston Newsroom and it was still locked Friday morning.

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