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Burglar uses tractor to cause major damage to Brooks Co. store

The suspect briefly glances at a surveillance camera while casing the store The suspect briefly glances at a surveillance camera while casing the store
The suspect tries to pull the doors off the hinges with the stolen truck The suspect tries to pull the doors off the hinges with the stolen truck
The suspects uses a stolen tractor to get his truck unstuck from an area near the back of the store The suspects uses a stolen tractor to get his truck unstuck from an area near the back of the store
Scott Newberry Scott Newberry
DIXIE, GA (WALB) -

The burglary happened in Dixie early Sunday morning, but it all started with a stolen truck in Thomasville.
 
Surveillance video from Johnson's Grocery in Dixie shows a man using a strap and the stolen Thomasville city work truck to try to pull the doors right off the hinges, but the strap snaps.

"The truck was probably taken Sunday night, because it appears it went missing around that same time," said Thomasville Police Department Detective Scott Newberry.

The crook then tried to get the truck out of sight, but as he drives to the back of the store, it gets stuck. So, he turns to plan B.

"Then this offender went across the street to the tractor place, the john Deere store, took one of their tractors, drove it through the fence, drove it around to the truck and pushed the truck out," explained Newberry.

Now, the man decides that since he's already got the tractor, he might as well use it to help him break in to the store.

"At the first place he broke through," Newberry said, "he broke into the cooler, wasn't able to get into the store. Then, he drove it around to another location where he rammed into the store and broke into the store and stole some items from the store."

Last but not least, after stealing the items, the burglar drove the stolen truck back to Thomasville and parked it about 300 yards away from where he originally stole it.

Damage to the convenience store is estimated to be at least $100,000.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call Thomasville Police or the Brooks County Sheriff's Office.

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