Suspect sought in $1,500 Salvation Army church theft in Warner Robins


    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- Warner Robins police say they're looking for those involved in a theft of up to $1,500 at a local Salvation Army.

    A police report says an officer went to the location at 96 Thomas Blvd. on Monday around 10:30 a.m. to talk with employees about the theft.

    The employees reportedly said they first noticed the issue when "several hundred dollars" went missing on or around November 27.

    One of the employees reportedly locked 21 bags of money - each containing $250-$500 - in a closet in the church building at the Salvation Army and that three bags were missing the next day, on November 28.

    The report said there was only one other employee in the building when the 21 bags of money were left in the church at that time, and that the building was locked around 9 p.m. that night.

    The employees told officers it didn't look like someone forced their way into the building but added he discovered a side door had been tampered with so it could be opened without a key.

    According to the report, another $180 was stolen from a lock box in another room. The employees reportedly said they hadn't looked at security video but added they didn't "think the cameras will catch anything."

    The report also says the employees told officers that they both believed the suspect would be someone "with inside knowledge of the Salvation Army" and that they "knew exactly where the money was without searching."

    Warner Robins police are still investigating this burglary. Anyone with information can call officers at 478-302-5378 or report a tip anonymously through Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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