When police officers arrived at the scene, they made contact with the 30-year-old female victim, who stated that she had left her residence at about 8:30 p.m. Although she locked the residence, she noticed that her 32-inch flat screen television was missing from the living room when she returned at about 2:10 a.m.
According to a GPD incident report, the victim then checked her bedroom and noticed another 32-inch flat screen television missing as well as a laptop.
As she continued to look around for missing items, the victim said she observed the top dresser drawer, where she keeps her jewelry, open and two gold chains and a gold bracelet — valued at more than $1,000 — missing.
The victim added that she was missing $400 in cash from the top of a filing cabinet, where she keeps her rent money.
Police noticed that the back door of the residence had been pried open with a metal object. Officers later recovered a pry tool from the bedroom and placed it into evidence. A light bulb, which had been twisted to turn off the light, was also placed into evidence.
In another incident, Griffin police responded to Spalding Regional Hospital on South Eighth Street on Jan. 19 in reference to a theft.
Upon arrival at the scene, police officers spoke to the hospital’s security officer who stated that he had observed two black males in a red Chevrolet truck, stealing metal studs that belonged to the hospital.
The security officer further stated to police that when he confronted the two black male and told them to put the studs back, the two male jumped in their truck and left with the studs. He added that the truck had a sign on its side that read something like, “We buy scrap metal.”
A 29-year-old male witness, who first noticed the incident, confirmed that the two black males were taking the studs from a pile and placing them in the back of their truck.