Augusta, GA (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects in a jewelry store break-in.
A Sheriff’s Office spokesperson tells us that deputies responded to Van Diamonds, located at 808 Stevens Creek Road in Augusta, Monday night at 9:58 p.m. in reference to an alarm activation.
When deputies arrived, they spoke to the business owner, who had just arrived on the scene and was waiting in the parking lot of the business.
The deputy then reportedly entered the business and that the back door of the business and the door to the showroom has both been pried open. Other showroom doors were also found to be damage, as well as doors to other parts of the business, including the office. The metal covering the phones lines outside the business had also reportedly been removed and the lines had been cut.
The security light on the side of the building was opened and the light bulb was removed and set on the ground in the bushes. The power cable running to the rear of the business’s security light was also cut.
While viewing surveillance video, 2 males wearing masks and gloves could be seen entering the back of the business and moving 2 security cameras with a crowbar and prying open a showroom door. The males could then be seen damaging the doors with a sledge hammer.
The suspects are described as being 6′-6’3″ tall, weighing 250-300 pounds, and wearing jeans, as well as the masks and gloves mentioned above.
No items have been reported, at this time.
Anyone with information on this break-in or the suspects is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080.