Radio Shack burglarized for 2nd time

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- Covington Police are looking into a second burglary of Radio Shack, located in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.

This time burglars got away with approximately $10,000 worth of electronics, including GPS systems, phones and cameras, according to CPD Detective Steve Fowler.

"We received a call about 12:30 a.m. (Friday) about an alarm and when officers got there they found the front door had been forced open," Fowler said. "They went to the back where the store keeps all their inventory and cut open the case where it was and took the merchandise."

Fowler said the Covington Radio Shack is not alone in being victimized as there is a string of similar burglaries of Radio Shack locations going on across the state.

"Somebody knows the layout of Radio Shack and how they do business," Fowler said.

The first burglary of the Covington store was on Oct. 9, when approximately $14,000 worth of similar merchandise was taken.

The most recent burglary occurred not long after midnight and the earlier one happened even earlier, about 11 p.m. when there are still plenty of people out and about. Fowler asks that anyone who might have seen anything suspicious or who may have some information on this case to call the CPD at 770-786-7605. Tips can also be given to the CPD anonymously by visiting the website at www.covingtonppolice.com and clicking on "Most Wanted" and "Anonymous Tips."