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17 units at Gate 5 Storage burglarized Friday

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 5:44 PM
Last updated 9:51 PM
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Police say two burglars broke into 17 units at Gate 5 Storage late Friday, causing more than $600 in damage.

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Manager Bever­ly Smith said she noticed some units had been tampered with before she arrived Saturday at the business at 2740 Tobac­co Road, according to a Richmond County sheriff’s report.

Police say the burglars cut the padlocks that secured the storage units. At least one security camera was damaged during the break-in.

Police say the two males entered the property about 9:30 p.m. through a hole cut in a fence. They were seen on camera for more than an hour cutting locks and entering units.

One suspect is described as a tall male last seen wearing a red jacket with blue sleeves, blue jeans, a blue or black skullcap, red tennis shoes and brown gloves. The second suspect is much shorter and was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/25/14 - 06:56 pm
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Living the Dream

You just have to wonder how they pick their targets.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/25/14 - 11:10 pm
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Is there any storage unit

Is there any storage unit facility in Richmond County that hasn't been broken into?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/26/14 - 01:42 am
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Beat me to it LL. +2 LTD One

Beat me to it LL.

+2 LTD

One seems to be a colorful fashion fly, the other in the standard boring old Living The Dream uniform.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/26/14 - 06:09 am
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LL, they know exactly which

LL, they know exactly which ones to pick.

The only ones that I would ever use are the ones with an on-site manager that lives there full-time.

All the others are just burglaries waiting to happen.

panpolski
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panpolski 01/26/14 - 08:30 am
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Storage Units Burglarized

No mention was made as to the race of the perpetrators, which would
be very helpful as to narrowing down who we are looking for...

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/26/14 - 09:29 am
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Each Time I read of these break in's

I think of 2/3 of our belongs (minus the $$$ stuff) in storage up in Madison, waiting to find an Close on next and last home.

I guess I'll have to setup an added thrill (non-Lethal) for any uninvited guests next week while we are up there.

griff6035
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griff6035 01/26/14 - 10:38 am
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Security

There is a type of lock, that is said to be bolt cutter proof because of its design. It is a master lock 40DPF Round Shielded Padlock. Google most secure lock for storage units. Under $15.00

Boston93
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Boston93 01/26/14 - 11:40 am
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Manager Bever­ly Smith said

Manager Bever­ly Smith said she noticed some units had been tampered with before she arrived Saturday at the business at 2740 Tobac­co Road,

"BEFORE SHE ARRIVED?"

daphne3520
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daphne3520 01/26/14 - 12:23 pm
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Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 01/26/14 - 05:01 pm
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"BEFORE SHE ARRIVED?" If it

"BEFORE SHE ARRIVED?"

If it had stated, "before she arrived she noticed some units had been tampered with..." it would have been illogical.

Stated as is, the meaning is clear____at least it is to me.

willie Lee
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willie Lee 01/26/14 - 09:22 pm
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Wondering??
Unpublished

The cops know these events are happening, are supposed to be patrolling the areas, and it always happens where they ain't! Makes me wonder who knows what and who is actually doing what.

lgr
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lgr 01/27/14 - 01:25 pm
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storage wars

too many people watching reality TV. they think they will find a gold mind. all they will find are old christmas decorations, broken tv's and other junk

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CameronRobertson 09/18/14 - 11:11 pm
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Ridiculous!

This is really ridiculous! Unless they have in-depth knowledge of who owns what units, it's quite impossible to make a good (and by that I mean lucrative and worthwhile) hit based on one or two units like that anyway right? Logically speaking, it's tough enough to auction a good unit, much less steal stuff from one when you can't see inside..

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