Burglars cut hole in roof to steal cash, electronics from Target

Burglars cut hole in roof to steal cash, electronics from Target

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — Police are investigating after burglars broke in to a Barrow County Target through the roof.

Authorities said two people cut a hole in the roof of a Target on Loganville Highway in Bethlehem and ended up inside the store in the women’s bathroom.

Surveillance cameras caught the burglars in the store early Tuesday morning.

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Video shows the thieves breaking into an ATM, taking cash and stealing electronics.

“They did take 4 Galaxy tablets, approximate value $150 a piece; a drone backpack at about $150 and the unknown amount of cash,” Barrow County sheriff’s Captain Ryan Sears said.

Investigators said after roaming the store for a while, the burglars went out through the hole they came in.

A manager reported the burglary around 3:30 a.m., but the thieves were long gone.


Crews were out Tuesday repairing the hole in the roof.

Authorities believe the burglars are responsible for recent heists at Target stores in West Virginia, Tennessee and last week in Macon.

“The one thing we do know is there is a yellow crow bar and sledgehammer that is being used on the ATMs. That is common in the different burglaries,” Sears said.

Investigators said they don’t know how the burglars cut through the roof in this case, but in the Macon heist, a chainsaw was used.