HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Henry County Police are investigating several robberies in McDonough, and business owners say the same armed crew had stolen from at least three of their landscaping equipment shops.
"They're coming in with guns in case someones there to shoot and kill," said Chris Cagle of Johnson Landscaping.
Surveillance video captured the thieves in three separate stores, and business owners were shocked to see the similarities between the break-ins. Each company lost about $20,000 worth of equipment.
"They're wearing the same camo sweatshirt, the same windbreaker, the same shoes, every time," said Cagle.
Campbell's Equipment on Highway 42 North in McDonough was also broken into.
"Based on the clothing and shoes, it's the same group that hit us," said Campbell's Equipment CEO Aubie Campbell.
A third business--a tree trimming company--shared their video of their break-in, and it shows a man in a similar camouflage sweatshirt and a second man with similar shoes.
Henry Country Police are now investigating the incidents.
Business owners want the public to be on the lookout for these stolen items hitting the market.
"Sthil products are only sold assembled, and they are only sold by dealers--no online sales, so if you see a new one online, it's a stolen product," said Campbell.
For now, these companies are stepping up security, so this doesn't happen again.
"We will shoot back now really, honestly that's what's happening," said Cagle.