Buffalo Rock burglarized again - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Buffalo Rock plant damaged again

(SOURCE: Buffalo Rock) (SOURCE: Buffalo Rock)
(SOURCE: Buffalo Rock) (SOURCE: Buffalo Rock)
(SOURCE: Buffalo Rock) (SOURCE: Buffalo Rock)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Sources with Buffalo Rock, the South Georgia Pepsi distributor, say their plant has been burglarized again, this time by two masked men.

This break-in happened about 9:40 Sunday night. Officials say they've been the victim of numerous break-ins in the last few weeks, and they think that people who live nearby are responsible.

Buffalo Rock Distribution has been dealing with vandals for about a month now.

It started with petty damage of stealing outdated and damaged product out of a bin on the property.

Sunday night about 9:40 the sales manager received a call that it had escalated to smashing windows and stealing product.

"Albany police met me here we found fence that had been cut two of our vehicles back windshields have been damaged, busted out and our product door to our warehouse busted out," said Mgr. Keith Dedge.

Surveillance video shows the suspects wearing dark clothing, white masks and gloves. "We've got some good photographs good video hopefully we can get someone from the community to turn them in. We are offering a $200 reward," Dedge said

The alarm went off about 9:40 but the suspects may have been there for some time before breaking into the building. Dedge says one semi trailer had its doors opened.

Spots in the fence in several areas were located where it was either cut to fit through or pulled up to fit underneath.

The large metal door to the warehouse was pried up several inches but the suspects couldn't get through so they smashed the glass window to open the door into the warehouse.

The work vehicles back windows had been smashed but not much was taken.

"There is nothing in there worth taking absolutely nothing," Dedge said. "The most we lost out of these vehicles were a couple coupons maybe some sample product. I guess folks don't have anything better to do then come in here and break into a business...."

Buffalo Rock is looking at tighter security after hours patrol and upgrading the alarm system, and adding more razor wire around the entire fence line.

Dedge says he just wants it to stop. "I would rather have given them 3 cases of soft drinks than indoor $1500 to $2000 worth of damage"

The suspects took off with a case of Sun Fresh and two cases of Brisk Tea.

The plant is located on Randolph Avenue, near Newton Road.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Thomasville celebrates 97th annual Rose Show & Festival

    Thomasville celebrates 97th annual Rose Show & Festival

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-04-26 18:46:31 GMT
    The Rose Show and Festival is a celebration of Thomasville's rosy history and heritage. (Source: WALB)The Rose Show and Festival is a celebration of Thomasville's rosy history and heritage. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The Rose Show and Festival is a celebration of Thomasville's rosy history and heritage. It's now the 97th year the show has been held in the City of Roses.The Rose Show started in Thomasville in 1922, and vegetables, not roses, can be given credit for its beginning.

    More >>

    The Rose Show and Festival is a celebration of Thomasville's rosy history and heritage. It's now the 97th year the show has been held in the City of Roses.The Rose Show started in Thomasville in 1922, and vegetables, not roses, can be given credit for its beginning.

    More >>
  • Thomasville crews keep rose garden beautiful

    Thomasville crews keep rose garden beautiful

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-04-26 18:44:16 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    When many visitors come to Thomasville, they love to stop by the beautiful rose garden. The garden is located off Covington Avenue and is maintained by the city.

    More >>

    When many visitors come to Thomasville, they love to stop by the beautiful rose garden. The garden is located off Covington Avenue and is maintained by the city.

    More >>
  • Thomasville parade to focus on volunteer work

    Thomasville parade to focus on volunteer work

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-04-26 18:42:00 GMT
    The Rose Show parade is centered around that, with the theme, "Helping Hands: A Celebration of Community Volunteers." (Source: WALB)The Rose Show parade is centered around that, with the theme, "Helping Hands: A Celebration of Community Volunteers." (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Folks in Thomasville said volunteer work is the backbone of the community. Volunteering stretches back to Thomasville's inception when local churches first provided a support network for early Thomas County settlers.

    More >>

    Folks in Thomasville said volunteer work is the backbone of the community. Volunteering stretches back to Thomasville's inception when local churches first provided a support network for early Thomas County settlers.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly