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York: Weekend break-in may be linked to 3 others
Offenders entered Magistrate Court over weekend, took undisclosed about of cash
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    Someone broke into the Bulloch County Magistrate Court building over the weekend, taking an undisclosed amount of cash. Statesboro Police Chief Stan York feels the burglary could be linked to three other break-ins at county offices over the past few months.
    First, the Bulloch County Probate Court offices inside the Bulloch County Courthouse were burglarized — twice.
    Then in June, county workers discovered the Bulloch County Annex was burglarized as well; over the weekend of June 19-21, someone broke in through a window on the south side of the building, at an unused drive-through lane, police said.
    The burglars rifled through desks and paperwork, and tried to break into a vault inside the Bulloch County Tax office,  but failed. After causing damage to the wall and ceiling, they left with change and items from two vending machines in the annex lobby, according to police reports by Det. Tommy Brown, who is also investigating the Magistrate Court burglary, York said.
    The recent burglary was discovered Monday, after a long weekend due to  the July 4 holiday, he said.
     The offenders broke in through an unlocked window and took money that had been "secured in the records room," he said.
    Investigators recognize a "possible pattern" and are "looking at a couple of angles"  that may lead to solving the county office burglaries, he said.
    Anyone with information regarding the burglary is asked to contact Brown at 7764-1542 or 212-2304. All calls will remain confidential, York said.
    Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414. 
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