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Second break-in at Long County Recreation Department
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A second break-in in less than a week occurred at the Long County Recreation Department over the weekend.

Recreation Department Director Henry Strickland said it is believed that someone broke into a storage building at the park Saturday and stole archery equipment, including bows and arrows. The equipment has an estimated value of almost $4,000.

He said the culprits removed an air-conditioning unit and went through a window to enter the building. Strickland said the local 4-H archery team was using the equipment to train and compete.

Strickland said that on Dec. 27, someone broke into the concession stand at the park by breaking a window. He said concession equipment and two footballs were stolen.

Strickland said the Long County Sheriff’s Office has told him that security was being increased at the park to deter further break-ins or to catch anyone attempting a theft.

Sheriff’s Lt. Tom Sollosi said no “official” suspect has been named in the case, but a potential suspect has been discussed.

Sollosi said anyone who has information that may be helpful in solving this case should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 912-545-2118.

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