$168K in cellphones, cash stolen from Metro PCS store

Burglars who broke through a rear wall at a Henry County cellphone store made off with about $168,000 in merchandise and cash, police said.

An employee of the Metro PCS store in the 5500 block of North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge found the damage Sept. 20, according to a Henry police incident report.

About 170 cellphones, four iPhone display models and cash were missing, police said.

The hole in the rear bathroom wall that the thieves entered through was about 2 feet in diameter, according to the report.

Police also found that a small window in the front of a location next door was broken and covered with new Sheetrock.

The cellphone store’s alarm system was disabled after an employee set it the night before, police said.

A small safe in the store that contained keys to phone cabinets was open. No signs of forced entry could be found on the safe, and the keys were found on the office desk.

No one has been arrested, Henry police Maj. Mike Ireland said.

“All leads are being worked by investigators,” he said. “This is still an active investigation.”

No security video was available because the store’s system was having internet connection issues, a district manager told police.

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