Athens Burglars used Sledgehammers, Stole Safes

Police are searching for burglars who used sledgehammers to break into two Athens-area stores and smash open the safes inside.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department said the first burglary happened on June 13 around 3:15 a.m. at the Quick Pantry on Newton Bridge Road. The second happened August 29 at the Shell Station on Jefferson Road.

Police said the suspects possibly were driving a white Honda Civic.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342.