Many businesses hit by burglaries
by Staff Report
Dec 15, 2010 | 1719 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Monday morning the owner of a repair shop on Nelson Street discovered the effects of a burglary which occurred over the weekend.

Cartersville police reported that cash and goods stolen were estimated at more than $3,500.

Forced entry was made through the glass front door. A holiday event featuring Santa was held Saturday with a large crowd but the owners reported not seeing any suspicious activity. The alarm system was reported to have not been operating properly.

Cash totaling $2,000 was taken along with two laptops, gold stock and gold solder.

A couple was arrested outside Walmart Monday evening. Taking some electronic items out of their containers and hiding them in the garden section, the couple collected other items to conceal the goods then checked out and exited through the garden section collecting their hidden items as they left.

Loss prevention called the Bartow County Sheriff's Department with two females in custody for shoplifting while the male/female couple left with their stolen items. Both suspects ran from the Sheriff's Deputy, the woman stopped when requested but the male suspect hid in an SUV before being arrested by the deputy.

Also reported Monday morning was a weekend burglary at a salon on East Main Street. Apparently gaining access by busting a hole in the wall of the adjoining vacant office space, the suspects stole approximately $350 in cash.

Money was taken from the register and a hidden bank deposit bag. A file cabinet had been pried open but nothing was reported as stolen.