Burglars cut hole in Bethlehem Target roof

- Investigators in Barrow County have now joined the search for two burglars they believe are responsible for breaking into multiple stores this holiday season.

According to Barrow County Sheriff’s Office Captain Ryan Sears, two men slipped through a hole they cut in the roof of the Target store in Bethlehem just before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

“I think it probably is a way to have concealment up there. Of course, we can’t see onto the roof even if we’re driving by and looking at the storefronts,” Capt. Sears explained.

Surveillance video showed the two burglars smashing open the store’s ATM to collect the cash inside before moving into the electronics department. Deputies said the men stole four Galaxy tablets valued at $600 and a drone backpack with a price tag of $150. They then slipped back out of the store undetected.

Barrow County authorities believe the same men pulled off a similar crime last week at a Target store in Macon.

“The only information we have that’s related, that is similar to the other thefts such as in middle Georgia in a Target store and West Virginia and Tennessee are that a yellow crowbar and a sledgehammer have all been used for the ATMs,” explained Capt. Sears.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the crime to call the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.

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