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Police release video of break-in

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 11:54 AM
Last updated 8:20 PM
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Richmond County investigators have released video of a man stealing a shopping basket filled with cigarettes from a Family Dollar on Milledgeville Road.



According to a police report, the alarm was activated at the store on 2310 Milledgeville Road about 5 a.m. Sunday.

Surveillance video showed a man in a black hat prying the lock on the front door. He walked away and returned about four times before opening the door with a tire iron.

Police said the burglar went directly to the cigarette case, which had been left open, and loaded up a shopping basket. He left behind the tire iron, a metal pipe and a piece of cloth.

A store representative told police it’s unusual for the cigarette case to be left open. He said that in six weeks of opening the store, it had never been left unlocked.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080.

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d1zmljqg
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d1zmljqg 08/29/13 - 12:25 pm
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Hoping

The video can lead to the suspect, and jail! Is there no end to the criminal activity in Augusta?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/29/13 - 12:45 pm
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"went directly to the

"went directly to the cigarette case, which had been left open, and loaded cigarettes into a shopping basket."

My oh my....wasn't that convenient?

Note to business owners: in Augusta, odds are about 99% any video you capture of a robbery suspect is going to need a good HD camera and brighter direct lighting to be useful.

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nocnoc 08/29/13 - 01:02 pm
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Is there going to be a URL

Is there going to be a URL for the Video?
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 11:54 AM - Last updated 12:26 PM

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 08/29/13 - 01:08 pm
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@ nocnoc

I'll check on the video.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 08/29/13 - 01:13 pm
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It's up now.

It's up now.

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jmo 08/30/13 - 05:06 am
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I wonder who......

left the cigarette case unlocked? Sounds a lot like a safe in the Richmond County Tax Office.

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