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Burglars hit Boys & Girls Club again
Tuesdays break-in is 3rd in 3 months
Boys and Girl Club
These surveillance images released by the Statesboro Police Department show the suspects in a burglary that took place early Tuesday morning at the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County on Lee Hill Drive. - photo by Special

Burglars targeted the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County this week for the third time in three months.

A reward is being offered for information leading to arrests of suspects responsible.

Around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police responded to the Boys & Girls Club on Lee Hill Drive after receiving notice a burglar alarm had been activated, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said.

"When officers arrived, (they noted) the glass front door had been shattered," he said. "The officers did not locate any subjects in or around the building."

However, suspects were caught on camera.

"Security footage showed three males in front of the building," Turner said. "The males then broke the glass and two of them made entry into the building. They could be seen going throughout the interior of the building."

This time, suspects took one laptop computer. Jones said suspects in the previous break-ins took five game consoles the first time and around $25 in concession money the second time.

A Boys & Girls club board member is funding a $250 reward for information leading to suspects' arrests, Jones said.

The suspects "look to be in their early to mid 20's, and are fully covered wearing masks, hoodies and gloves," he said. "It appears they have been in the building before because they seem to know exactly what they are going for."

The case is currently under investigation, Turner said.

Jones said the victims are the teens and their families who are served by the program, and funding replacement of the stolen items and continuous repairs to the shattered glass doors is "virtually impossible."

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Keith Holloway at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

Anonymous tips may be submitted online at or by sending a text message beginning with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential, Turner said.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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