Man breaks into station

Published 9:42 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Officers with the LaGrange Police Department are investigating an alleged burglary that took place Tuesday morning at the Marathon service station located on Hamilton Road.

When a worker showed up to unlock the door, the alarm began to go off. The worker noticed the glass pane had been removed from the rear door and he heard boxes fall in the rear of the store.

Officers were able to pull up video footage and saw a male in all black clothing, including a black mask that covered his face and head, in the building. He went to the front counter and began to empty the registers.

The employee said $3,900 was missing, as were eight cartons of cigarettes valued at $54 each. Another $900 had also been taken from a locked room behind the counter.


Burglary at apartment

The LaGrange Police Department is searching for a suspect who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars in merchandise from a car outside an apartment building on Hogansville Road.

A woman told officers that she was only running inside her apartment quickly, so she left her Coach purse, which is valued at $200 in the passenger seat. As she was inside, she saw a 16-19 year-old male entering her vehicle on a security monitor. Her purse contained several credit cards and $400, plus an Apple iPhone 6S.

Chainsaw stolen

A man called the LaGrange Police Department in reference to a chainsaw being stolen Monday.

The alleged burglary took place at Greenhouse Nursery on Greenville Street. The man said he last saw his Stihl chainsaw in the bed of his pickup truck on June 1.  The saw is valued at $439.

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