Police raid south Fulton business suspected of being a chop shop

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News was there as trucks rolled into the woods around a warehouse in south Fulton County  to haul off cars and trucks one by one.

Bill Burress works for LoJack Corporation and said the company tracked the signal from a wrecker truck stolen over the weekend in Tennessee to the south Fulton business Monday morning.%

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“Our system told us it was in this area,” LoJack said.  “We tracked it here this morning.”

Burress said Fulton County police found the wrecker at the business along Fairburn Road.

“We found the actual bed of the wrecker on another truck,” Burress told Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez.

“So there was no doubt in your mind that this was a chop shop when you went in?” Jaquez asked Burress.

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“No ma’am, there’s no doubt,” Burress said.

Moments later, the bomb squad arrived to investigate a possible explosive device that turned out to be nothing. %

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Channel 2’s cameras were there as police took a man away in handcuffs.

Meantime, sources working this case told Jaquez  every vehicle that was towed away from  the business  were processed on the scene, came back as stolen, and are now on their way to the police impound lot.

From there they will try to find the owners.

Investigators said there are about 30-40 cars and around 20 more trucks on the property.

Police say this is still an open case and they’re still investigating.