A burglar sounds a sour note for a garage full of musical instruments


Guitars and other musical instruments in a garage were stolen in a recent burglary at a residence off Ga. 92 Highway North.

Sheriff Barry Babb said September 1 deputies responding to a Victoria Place home learned the garage door had been forced open and the garage entered between August 26 and September 1.

Among the items stolen were a number of guitars, a keyboard and a desktop computer, Babb said.

Babb noted that the garage was used to record music, with many people coming and going from the site.

A recent Peachtree City police report noted the problem that can occur when a valuable item is left in plain sight in a vehicle. This problem often results in a cost to the vehicle owner.

On August 26, a Peachtree City officer was dispatched to One Life Fitness on Commerce Drive with reference to an incoming car.

Upon arrival, officers met the complainant who said she had been in the gym for about an hour. Upon returning to her vehicle, the owner found that a rear passenger window had been shattered and her purse had disappeared from the floor on the front passenger side, according to the police report.

Law enforcement agencies continue to advise motorists never to leave anything of value in plain sight, whether at home or in the community. It should be noted that most automatic entries occur when the vehicle is left unlocked.

Beyond that, it’s also worth noting that most incoming cars happen while the vehicle is comfortable in the driveway. That said, and from a multi-year perspective in Fayette County, many auto incidents entering the community occur when the owner is away from the vehicle for an extended period of time, such as at a gymnasium or park.

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