Burglars hit F’ville storage facility — 19 different units at one time
The police report reads like a blizzard of burglaries — 19 in a row, in fact — but the catch is that they were all committed in one location this past weekend.
Burglars cut through the rear fence at East Fayette Storage in Fayetteville and entered 18 storage units and a trailer.
The storage facility on Robinson Drive off Ga. Highway 54 East is fenced and gated and has computerized gate security and video surveillance.
But that did not stop the facility from being burglarized for the first time in 13 years of doing business at the location, said manager Lance Smith.
The facility is home to 250 storage units. Smith said all the units entered were in the rear of the facility.
Smith said tenants are being notified and, at this time, the thefts appear to be minimal, adding that no large objects appeared to have been stolen.
“This was a different type of smash and grab,” Smith said Monday. “If somebody wants to get into a place bad enough they’re going to do it.”
Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to contact Fayetteville Police at 770-461-4441.