Suspects in a burglary at a Barrow County Target store were caught on surveillance video Tuesday morning. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Burglars cut hole in Target roof, steal cash, merchandise

Someone cut a hole in the roof of a Target store in Barrow County and stole electronics and cash Tuesday morning, police said. 

Capt. Ryan Sears of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office said two thieves took four Galaxy tablets, a drone backpack and an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Video surveillance footage recorded in the Target about 1:50 a.m. shows two people leaving the restrooms and heading toward an ATM. After violently whacking the machine, they grabbed a large haul of cash, Channel 2 reported.

While police don’t have much in the way of descriptions because the individuals covered their faces, Sears said the way they entered the store provided a clue.

“Our investigators do know both individuals need to be at least 6 foot tall in order to get through in the roof where they entered,” Sears told Channel 2. 

The suspects left the store through the same hole. 

They are also believed to have been involved in similar recent burglaries in Macon, which occurred last week, and in West Virginia and Tennessee.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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