COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Coweta County investigators are looking into a series of copper thefts that left several businesses out thousands of dollars.
According to the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, there have been eight copper-related thefts since June 1, though they say it’s doubtful all six are connected.
One theft was reported July 29 by Allyn Glover, owner of Thirteen Stories Haunted House in Newnan.
Glover told Channel 2’s Jessica Jaglois that he is currently renovating an old building to get it ready for Halloween. Glover collected the old copper wiring to sell for scrap metal and planned to use that money for building renovations.
“We scrap all that metal and sell it so that we can in turn, afford to update the building,” Glover said.
But early Tuesday morning, Glover’s newly installed security cameras captured the thief that he believes has been haunting their building for the last several weeks.
In the video you can see the man pull up in his white Expedition vehicle. He parks the SUV, spots the camera and turns it to the side, but his face was already caught on video.
An additional camera tapes the alleged thief rifling through the scrap-metal dumpster for about 45 minutes before he loads up his vehicle and leaves.
The robber left Glover out anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000.
“With things like this and us losing money, it makes it a lot harder for us to open,” he said
Jaglois also went next door where Living in Faith church told police their AC unit was uprooted from its concrete foundation and stolen.
The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office urges people with information on this case to call them at 770 253-1502.
Glover said he is offering a reward to the person who can help police catch the man who stole from him.