Burglars use tools to cut into Ga. Power office - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Burglars use tools to cut into Ga. Power office

Posted: Updated:
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -

Police say an experienced group of burglars broke into a Georgia Power office in Fayetteville.

Surveillance video shows the burglars, dressed in solid black colors, entering a Goodwill store in Fayetteville after using a tool to pry off a lock.

That Goodwill store is next door to a Georgia Power office on Glynn Street in Fayetteville. The thieves used Goodwill as kind of a base of operation to attack the adjacent power company.

"They actually cut holes in the wall so they could see into the Georgia Power office before they removed the sheet rock, which tells me they were trying to get the layout of the land," said Det. Mike Whitlow of the Fayetteville Police Department.

Police say it was a methodical, well-planned crime.

"They took almost three hours to complete this, weren't in any particular hurry about it. They had obviously planned this out well in advance," said Whitlow.

Police say the burglars cut their way into the Georgia Power office, and attempted to disarm the surveillance system but were unsuccessful.  They used big tools to pry open the door to a steel safe inside the power company. They then removed the cash from the safe.

Police say the whole operation points to the burglars being pros.

"Normally these guys want to be in and out as quick as possible and be gone from the area as quickly as possible. These guys didn't seem to be concerned about that," said Whitlow.

Authorities said that the specialized skills involved mean that the men have probably been involved in other crimes. Anyone with information on their identity is urged to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (770) 461-4441.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Atlanta Falcons

    Falcons 2014-2015 schedule released

    Falcons 2014-2015 schedule released

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:13:59 GMT
    The NFL has released the 2014-2015 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
    The NFL has released the 2014-2015 season schedules and the Atlanta Falcons slate of games provides plenty of intrigue. Here are a few items of interest. Week 1 will be a rematch of last year’s season opener, only this time, the New Orleans Saints come to the Georgia Dome. The Falcons play the Detroit Lions in London in Week 8. It’s a game fans will have to get up early to watch. It airs at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

    GBI issues amber alert for two-year old girl

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:51 GMT
    Maliah Harris Maliah Harris
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th...
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has issued a Levi’s Call, Georgia’s Amber Alert. The Mississippi Highway Patrol is on the lookout for 2 year old Maliah Harris. Harris is believed to have been abducted in from Caledonia Mississippi Wednesday morning. Harris is described as a white two-year-old female with blonde hair. Authorities said Harris was possibly abducted by Donald Boyd Harris. Boyd is described as a 34-year old 5’11” white male with brown hair and blue eyes. Authorities believe th...
  • Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Governor signs controversial gun bill into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:12:43 GMT
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
    A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered for Wednesday's bill signing in Ellijay with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices