17 units at Gate 5 Storage burglarized Friday

Police say two burglars broke into 17 units at Gate 5 Storage late Friday, causing more than $600 in damage.

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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