Police: Masked group vandalizes DeKalb County government complex

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DeKalb County Police say a group of people, wearing masks, vandalized the Maloof Administrative Building in Decatur overnight. 

The group was captured on security camera about 9:30 p.m., investigators say. As many as 26 people could be seen canvassing the area, breaking windows and spray painting the building. 

In the video, the vandals used hammers, pickaxe, and spray paint to cause serious damage to the building.


Officials say the damage is "significant." FOX 5 News saw crews working on the property Saturday morning. 

While police haven't determined why the group targeted the building, some officials think it could be connected to recent protests at the Gwinnett County Jail.

Anyone with information about the group is asked to call DeKalb County Police at 404-577-TIPS.