Atlanta police are looking for two men they say waded through the South River to burglarize a freight shipping company.
Photo: Atlanta Police Department
Photo: Atlanta Police Department

Cops: Thieves waded through river to burglarize Atlanta freight company

It’s not every day that would-be thieves access a home or business from a nearby body of water, but that’s exactly what happened in Atlanta, police said.

Investigators said Thursday they are still looking for leads in the March 31 burglary of an Atlanta freight shipping company in which two men got onto the property by wading through a river that runs behind the business. 

According to the police report, the men took the South River to XPO Logistics along Forest Park Road before entering several trucks and helping themselves to power generators, pressure washers and various other high-value items.

Security guards at the business told police the men accessed the trailers through a fence that was not properly secured, according to the incident report. Apparently someone tried to break into the facility a week earlier by cutting into the fence. Metal wires were used to cover up the hole. Police were also told the fence was supposed to be electrified but that it didn’t work, according to the report. 

Anyone who recognizes the men or has information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477 or leave a tip on the Crime Stoppers website. Tipsters may choose to remain anonymous and can receive a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

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