Pitt Stop on Sylvester Rd. burglarized a second time - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Pitt Stop on Sylvester Rd. burglarized a second time

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Just after 5 Monday morning, two people broke into the Pitt Stop on Sylvester Rd.

"One of them broke the front door, the glass to the front door, they both went in the store and stole approximately 1200 dollars worth of cigarettes," says Lt. Chad Kirkpatrick with Dougherty County Police.

And the thieves took their time. Returning twice to grab more items before fleeing the store.

Police say usually burglars try to get in and out.

"They were there for about five minutes so that's a pretty good amount of time. Most burglaries they are in and out in less than a minute, but they were there four to five minutes in this case," says Kirkpatrick.

This is not the first time the store has been broken into. Just last month, three people broke into the Pitt Stop.

Police haven't made any arrests in that case and say it's possible the two could be connected.

"The one approximately a month ago was three individuals, all we could see in this case was two, we don't know if there was others acting as lookouts or not. On the other there were three individuals that entered the store," Kirkpatrick says.

Police say plexi-glass is a good option for store owners who have repeated break-ins or even a garage like door.

"A lot of stores they put up plexi-glass instead of real glass, its harder to break. Bars on the glass, over the windows is a good ideas, We have a few stores that out in the county that have a roll up door that they roll down at night so there is no glass at all visible," he says.

Anyone who recognizes the individuals or has information should call Dougherty County Police or Crime Stoppers.

   

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    PetSmart holds national adoption weekend for pets

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-02-19 05:33:47 GMT
    Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)Nearly 40 animals were adopted out over the weekend at Petsmart. (Source: WALB)

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>

    Dozens of animals in Southwest Georgia are curled up in new homes tonight.  That's thanks to PetSmart's National Adoption Weekend. Saturday three different Humane Societies from South Georgia brought pets looking for new homes to the Albany PetSmart. 

    More >>
  • Black history program honors history maker

    Black history program honors history maker

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-19 04:55:08 GMT
    Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers is the longest serving airman in U.S. history. (Source: WALB)

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>

    "I'm always honored but more importantly I'm humbled that folks would honor me for doing the nation's business," said Major General Retired, Alfred Flowers. History-maker Major General Retired Alfred Flowers has been in South Georgia this weekend. 

    More >>
  • South Georgia city honored with state recognition

    South Georgia city honored with state recognition

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-19 04:35:21 GMT
    The City of Tifton was one of 9 communities honored with this recognition. (Source: WALB)The City of Tifton was one of 9 communities honored with this recognition. (Source: WALB)

    The City of Tifton hopes a new honor will help boost its economy and quality of life. This month, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recognized Tifton for successful planning.

    More >>

    The City of Tifton hopes a new honor will help boost its economy and quality of life. This month, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recognized Tifton for successful planning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly