Owner: Auto Transmission Repair Shop Burglarized

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Mitchell County, GA -- October 27, 2011

Within a week's span the owner of Auto Transmission in Mitchell County says his business was burglarized, at least twice, costing him more than seven-thousand dollars.

"This is my transmission court pile. They stole a good bit of these and they were coming back to get more," says William Glass.

Glass says more than 20 cars were vandalized, he tells me thieves took more than 50 transmissions, radios and ripped a few
dashboards out. Some of the vehicles belonged to customers, some were his.

"I contacted a deputy. He came out and made a report and told me an Investigator would come out to fingerprint," says Glass.

Glass says besides the two incident reports, not one deputy from the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office came out to patrol or fingerprint the scene.

The sheriff's office says that's not true. The office released a statement saying, "We have listened to his complaint and we're doing everything we can to solve the crime."

Glass tells me he sat in a wooded area overnight, across the street from his business, just to see if he could catch the suspects in action.

"I'm a landowner and I pay taxes and I have to sit out here and guard my own property. It's time for something to be done," says Glass.

And he is doing something about it. Glass himself is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information.

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