Thieves create tunnel to break into 4 businesses, police say

by: Audrey Washington Updated:

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Two men created a tunnel to break into four businesses in south Fulton County in just a few hours, according to police.

Police said the men first cut a hole through the roof of an H&R Block on Old National Highway and then broke out holes all the way down to a learning academy center.

Police said their main target was a Western Union office.


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Channel 2’s Audrey Washington was told that the thieves cut the alarm wires and broke in around 4 a.m. Saturday.

The manager of Western Union said the thieves got away with very little, but caused thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

"I'm going to say they are professionals. The way they cut the safe, the way they cut the alarm, they exactly (knew how),” manager Sharif Mirza said.

Police say surveillance captured the getaway vehicle.