Overnight Burglary at Decatur County Courthouse

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Decatur County, Georgia - May 4, 2012 - Noon -

Police are on the hunt for the person who broke into a local courthouse overnight and stole money. It happened at the Decatur County Courthouse in Bainbridge.

Officers say someone broke a window, got into the tag office and stole the money from the petty cash drawer.

An employee made the discovery this morning and called police.
Investigators are still on scene right now.

They are reviewing surveillance video and hoping to get some leads on the suspect.


Decatur County, Georgia - May 4, 2012 - 11:45am -

The Decatur County Sheriff has confirmed that the Decatur county courthouse in Bainbridge, Georgia was burglarized overnight.

According to DCSO, someone used a tool to break a window at the back of the building and entered the tax office. An unknown amount of money was taken. No one is in custody, but the DCSO and GBI are investigating the case.

Fingerprints were found on the broken glass and they are reviewing security camera footage. The tool used to break the window was also found, although exactly what it is is not being released.

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  • by these crooks should have known better than rob a gov. agency Location: unemployment office on May 4, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    yep petty cash is all they got. the big money was long gone.
  • by Edward Location: Decatur tax payer/voter on May 4, 2012 at 02:47 PM
    I'm glad the GBI is involved in the investigation. Maybe it will get solved!
  • by Natty Bumppo Location: Tally on May 4, 2012 at 01:36 PM
    Stealing from the courthouse? There is no honor among thieves.
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      by truth on May 5, 2012 at 05:24 AM in reply to Natty Bumppo
      if they will steal from a church, what is a courthouse??
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        by Black flag on May 5, 2012 at 11:01 AM in reply to truth
        The church extorts money from the sheep all the time. Stealing from a church is OK, same with a courthouse.
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      by Black flag on May 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM in reply to Natty Bumppo
      "No honor among thieves." Every time I tell the government that, they just shrug it off. If there is one place that it would OK steal from, it would a courthouse.
  • by Laughing Location: Thomasville on May 4, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    Thats the best "Dumbest crook news I've heard in a while".
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