• Surveillance video catches burglary at DeKalb watershed facility


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Six people cut their way into a metro watershed management facility and got away with thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment.
    Police said surveillance video indicated the theft happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday.
    "If we catch them they will be charged with the crime of burglary," said DeKalb County Police Capt. Steven Fore.
    The criminals stole items primarily used in construction and were new.
    Watershed management workers believe they got away with seven air rammers, six tamp machines, nine chainsaws and at least 30 water meters.
    "If anyone has any odd equipment that they don’t recognize, we'd ask that they contact Crime Stoppers," said Fore.
    Channel 2’s Erica Byfield learned the criminals cut through four fences to get to the items that they were after.
    The dark blue pants a few people had on in the video had on that could lead to arrests.
    "There is a notation in the report about some of the clothing that was seen in the video could be related to what employees here at watershed management may wear. That is just something that we are looking at not ruling out at this point," Fore said.
    DeKalb police have good track record of solving thefts at the facility.
    Four years ago a group of people stole copper and a short time later investigators arrested a watershed employee, his son and someone else for the crime.

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