Burglar ransacks storage units in Cumming

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CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into two storage units and stole $8,100 in valuables, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s report.

On Jan. 29, the owner of Sawnee Storage Facility, 2879 Canton Highway, told deputies he was at home and watching the video surveillance when he saw a car parked inside the lot.

He watched a man get out of a 2001 Infiniti i30 and walk to a trailer with a pry bar. He broke into the trailer and stole $1,200 in lawn equipment.

The owner said he went to the facility and caught the man before he drove off the site.

The owner asked what he was doing there, and the man said he was there to get items out for his “girlfriend.” The girlfriend’s name is listed as a customer of the facility.

The owner said the man sped off when he was asked to show his identification.

The owner saw the license plate, and deputies said it was registered to the “girlfriend.”

After reviewing the video surveillance again, the owner saw that the man had broken into another unit.

The owner of the unit said $1,600 in electronics, $1,000 in wedding and prom dresses and $850 in paintball gear were some of the items missing. Also, $2,640 worth of handcuffs, bulletproof vests, a baton and a gas mask were missing.