• Burglars break into Georgia Power through Goodwill wall

    By: Richard Elliot


    FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - Fayetteville police are looking for two burglars who took nearly three hours breaking into one store, then tearing through the wall to enter a second one.

    The two men pried open a door to the Goodwill Donation Center on Glynn Street, then ripped through the sheetrock to get inside the Georgia Power Office right next door.  Detectives said the men hauled Georgia Power's safe back into the Goodwill Store, where they forced it open and stole all the money inside. Georgia Power is still trying to determine how much money was taken.

    "Certainly, we've had (burglaries) where they've gone in through walls into businesses, but normally these guys want to get in and out as quickly as possible," said Fayetteville Police Detective Mike Whitlow.  "These guys didn't seem to be too concerned about that."

    Investigators showed Channel 2 Action News security video of the break-in.  They hope someone will recognize the criminals or hear stories about the burglary and call police.

    "This is a pretty big deal," said Whitlow.  "I would expect somebody to be bragging about this.  Somebody'll be talking about it."


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