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2 men arrested in storage-unit burglaries

Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:51 PM
Last updated Friday, May 2, 2014 12:27 AM
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Two Augusta men will face more than 100 counts of burglary after being linked to a string of self-storage unit burglaries at four facilities since March.

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About 2 a.m. Thursday, an officer staking out Midway Self Storage, 1735 Barton Chapel Road, caught Robert Leon Parks, 19, and Darius Jerome Wright, 23, breaking into a storage unit. Fourteen units already had been broken into at the facility, according to a news release.

Police had been plagued with burglaries at storage-unit facilities across the county for the past several months. In each case, the burglars would enter a fenced area and break into the units, making off with televisions, guns, bicycles and other valuables.

Parks and Wright have been linked to incidents at three other facilities – A Tech Storage on Augusta Tech Drive, Iron Guard Self Storage on Wylds Road and American Self Storage on Wrightsboro Road. A total of 139 units were burglarized since March 3.

Police said the two men are being held at the Richmond County jail without bond on four counts each of burglary, but the suspects will be charged with 139 counts in all. Each storage unit constitutes a charge, according to the release.

The investigation is continuing, and more arrests are expected.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/01/14 - 06:36 pm
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+2 Living the dream.

+2 Living the dream.

griff6035
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griff6035 05/01/14 - 07:12 pm
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Punshiment

One year for every charge, 139 years of hard labor.

Pops
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Pops 05/01/14 - 08:36 pm
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How stupid can two thugs be?

Wouldn't you think that after over a hundred thefts from these storage buildings in a little over a month that these two geniuses would have suspected that a stake out was in order? No......they are stupid......they will be out in a couple of years to hone their craft......

rebellious
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rebellious 05/01/14 - 11:42 pm
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They are victims

Somehow, someway they are not responsible and simply reacting to something society has done wrong to them!

dickworth1
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dickworth1 05/02/14 - 04:12 am
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Go after the fence
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Gret that these two thieves have been caught, but you need to find the people buying the stolen merchandise from them and put them in jail for 10 years. Without a market to fence the stolen items it becomes a mute point to steal.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 05/02/14 - 06:18 am
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Storage Wars.

Storage Wars.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 05/02/14 - 09:23 am
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THIEVES
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You'll be reading about these thugs stealing again soon. The soft judges in Augusta will probably give them a slap on the wrist and they'll be out doing what they do.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/02/14 - 11:34 am
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Living the dream

Somehow I don't think we can afford much more of living the dream stuff!!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/03/14 - 07:44 pm
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2 more
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fine democrats awaiting obama's pardon.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 05/06/14 - 08:01 am
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well i guess obama's "new
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well i guess obama's "new america" hasn't reached these two yet...we all know the story..raised on "gubiment welfare", product of single parent homes, "libbin in dey prah-jeks" high school drop outs and ages 19&23 both functionally illiterate-in other words just plain DUMB AS H3LL, and of course we all know about "dey sorry azz mammies" both are probably under the age of 34 with 3-4 more illegitimate babies each just sitting around waiting "fo dey welfare and foo stamp" while figuring out whats the next club to go to to catch the next "baby daddy"...

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