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Ocala Police seeking help in identifying mob that ransacked local residence

Ocala Police officers are searching for a group of people who were caught on surveillance video ransacking a local residence recently.

Anyone who knows anything about the crime (click HERE to see the video) or the thieves who apparently didn’t realize they were on camera is asked to contact Detective Ridge or Sgt. Uptagraft at (352) 369-7000. Those wishing to submit anonymous tips can contact Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP (7867). Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.

Also, if you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Those involved in the crime are facing charges of residential burglary.

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Government

Marion County takes home prestigious state tourism award

Marion County has been honored with a prestigious tourism award.

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Headlines

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Business

Craft Cuisine falls victim to pandemic, forced to close doors

Craft Cuisine was forced to close its doors last month amidst the global pandemic that has forced the closures of a multitude of businesses in Ocala.

Ocala police chief: ‘Marijuana legalization will produce more violent crime in Ocala’

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Health

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