Burglars steal cash from Ga. Power

A team of burglars broke through adjacent office walls to steal cash from the Fayetteville office of Georgia Power Co. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A burglary at the Ga. Power store on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville during the early morning hours of Dec. 31 came after burglars broke through the wall of the adjacent Goodwill store and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Det. Mike Whitlow said Ga. Power employees contacted Fayetteville police about the break-in at 8:24 a.m. Monday after arriving at work.

Whitlow said several burglars entered the Goodwill store next door by forcing the front door open after trying unsuccessfully to gain entry to a vacant storefront on the opposite side of the Ga. Power office.

Once inside the Goodwill store, the burglars busted a hole in the wall and entered the Ga. Power office, Whitlow said.

Whitlow said the burglars were in the Ga. Power office for a long time, adding that it appears that only cash was stolen. The amount of cash stolen is currently undetermined, Whitlow added.

Whitlow said investigators are currently reviewing video footage from nearby businesses and are checking to determine if similar crimes have been committed in the area.

Anyone passing by the Ga. Power store between midnight and 5 a.m. on Dec. 31 or anyone with information pertaining to this crime is asked to contact Fayetteville Police at 770-461-4441.

moelarrycurly
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Any business that absolutely needs to have cash on premises overnight and does not use a safe to store it should replace the management. Especially in Fayetteville. If a company as big as Georgia Power doesn't have policies in place to protect cash, I am really, really glad they are not my utility company. Oh, and Goodwill store next door? Go figure.

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MLC: Did u notice the photo?

The sign on the door says "OVERCOME BARRIERS." Looks like these two overcame the wall barriers by going through a couple of them.

AJC reports they were inside for about 3 hours. THREE HOURS! Either the safe they broke into was very difficult for them to open or they took a nap for a while. Someone had to know or really really suspect that there was money in the safe and worth spending 3hrs inside after breaking in to not only the GA Power part, but Goodwill first. That's bizarre.

I also wonder why no security system at either place that was functioning? 3hrs is insane.

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No, I didn't notice the sign. Kinda like an "Open" sign on the door and people try to walk right thru the door, ya know?

I didn't want to go there with the points you just made. Seems so many of these crimes we have been reading about lately are more than random. I didn't know it was 3 hours, either. Yup, inside job, for no fear of being caught, no concern of an alarm system and knowledge of cash on hand. Duh!

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