CAPTAIN Daniel Singletary of the Grady County Sheriff’s Office warns residents not to leave keys or guns in a vehicle. Singletary is investigating a rash of burglaries that occurred Monday.
A rash of burglary and entering auto cases in the northern part of the county earlier this week is under investigation by the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
The first case was a burglary reported Monday around 11:30 p.m., according to investigator Daniel Singletary with the Grady County Sheriff’s Office.
After that, reports continued to come in from people who had discovered their homes, outbuildings, cars or trucks had been ransacked and items stolen. In one case, a pickup truck loaded with tools was reported missing. It was later discovered hidden in a field on Live Oak Road. “Someone found it and reported it,” says Capt. Singletary.
Singletary says money, televisions, guns, and other items were reported stolen Monday and Tuesday from locations on Reagan Road, Capel Road, Baggett Mill Road and Woodland Road.
“They were tearing up property when they were doing it, breaking drawers and whatnots,” said Singletary. “They were frantically digging as fast as they could and getting gone.”
The vehicles broken into were all left unlocked, and the truck that was stolen had the keys left inside.
“Don’t leave your keys or guns in a car. If you wouldn’t leave it out on the open lawn, don’t leave it in a vehicle,” Singletary advises.
The sheriff’s investigator speculates that all of the crimes took place between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Monday, but could have continued overnight into Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call 911 or the Grady County Sheriff’s Office at (229) 377-5200