FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Fairburn man is the victim of a break in that netted the crooks thousands of dollars in jewelry, cash, and guns. Now, Paul McChord is trying to help police track the whereabouts the weapons, but he said that is easier said than done.
McCord admits his gun safe in the laundry room was not locked last Friday when someone broke into his home and stole about $20,000 worth of guns, jewelry, cash, and tools.
“Quite a few guns, all my wife’s jewelry, we had a little cash in the house, they took the cash, they took a welding machine, a couple of grinders, two cordless drills and a jigsaw,” said McCord.
He told FOX 5 News his biggest concern is the dozen weapons stolen, including a couple of AK-47 style rifles, an antique shotgun given to him by his father, a .357 magnum pistol and other guns.
“Well, the guns are on the streets somewhere. I haven’t heard from the police they haven’t followed up and asked me anything they haven’t processed the crime scene,” said McCord.
Fulton County Police would only say the serial numbers from the stolen weapons have been entered into databases available to law enforcement across the nation. But McCord said he had records for only a few of the weapons stolen.
“I don’t keep very good records apparently ‘cause I only came up with four serial numbers. That’s another reason I need to talk to detectives, all of my guns were old. They’re easily identifiable just due to their age.
McCord told FOX 5 News whoever broke in while he, his daughter and wife were away, fed his dogs, peanut and butter, to keep them quiet.
The crooks pried open the back door then McCord said filled his truck with the guns and other loot then stole the vehicle, crashing it through the front gate to get away.
He had a message for the crooks.
“Turn your life over to the lord before it’s too late because the person you’re hurting the most is yourself,” said McCord.
As of late Wednesday afternoon detective with the Fulton County Police Department had not returned McCord’s phone calls.
He said his truck was located at a park nearby but the guns and everything else stolen has not been found.