TALLADEGA COUNTY -- At least four businesses in Talladega County were burglarized over the weekend, including two in the city of Talladega and two in the Talladega County sheriff’s jurisdiction.
According to Talladega police Capt. Patrick Thornton, officers responded to an alarm call at 3:20 a.m. Sunday at the Dollar General store on Alabama 77. When they arrived, Thornton said, officers discovered the glass door to the store had been shattered with what the incident and offense report described as “a basketball sized rock.”
Management was called, and surveillance video showed a male suspect attempting to break into the office, a safe and the cigarette case, all unsuccessfully. The suspect appears to have left empty handed, Thornton said.
There was also a break-in at Ace Hardware on Ashland Highway in Talladega, Thornton said. Management reported there had been an alarm call at the store at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, and an all-clear signal had gone out at 6.
When it was time to open the store Monday morning, a window in the back of the store had been pried open, and a cash register in the back of the store had sustained damage worth about $1,500. The report does not make clear what, if anything, had been stolen from the register, however.
Thornton said there are cameras at the store, although it was not clear what they might have picked up from the break-in.
According to incident and offense report, the first business burglary in the county was at the Dollar General at 45 Stemley Road on Sunday morning between 3:25 and 3:40. Damage estimated at $250 was done to a sliding door window, and a black safe valued at $650 and a gray cigarette case valued at $300 are listed as stolen on the report.
The next report comes from the 77 Quick Stop on Alabama 77. Damage listed at $250 was done to a glass door. The report lists three cash registers, two black and one grey, as being stolen, with a total value listed at $300.
Further details of the county cases were not available Monday afternoon.
Anyone with information on the city cases should call the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.
Anyone with information on the county cases should call the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office at 256-761-2141.