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BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -

Two south Georgia chemical companies are still figuring out exactly what thieves stole from them.

Investigators aren't saying much about what the crooks may have been after, but tens of thousands of dollars worth of chemicals are gone.

The break-in at Crop Production Services in Arlington Wednesday night was far from normal. Police Chief Casey Taylor hasn't responded to a call like this in a while

"Several years ago, we have not had any trouble in a while with chemicals being stolen," said Arlington Police Chief Casey Taylor. "I asked for the assistance for Early County Sheriff's Department and also the Calhoun County Sheriff Department is assisting with the investigation."

Early County Sheriff Office investigator Brent Alderman was one of the people on the scene

"We responded to CPS over in Arlington, workers there got to work and discovered that the back of the building had been pried open," said Investigator Brent Alderman.

When officials responded to the scene in Arlington yesterday they got another call, this time at a chemical plant in Blakely. They believe that both cases could be connected.

"The chemical plant here in Blakely, which the side of the building was pried open also and an unknown amount of chemicals were taken also," said Chief Casey. "We think they are connected, both of them used the same method of gaining entry into both of the buildings."

Officials say deciphering when it happened makes the case more difficult, and they are asking for your help.

Right now workers are compiling inventories of what was stolen.

They urge anyone with information to call the Early County sheriff's office or the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.

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