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Friday, 09 March 2018 22:01

Gordon Automotive Is 6th Car Lot to Report Crime This Year in Thomasville, GA

Written by Noelani Mathews, WCTV Eyewitness News


The Thomasville, GA, Police Department is investigating after property was stolen from another local car lot.

They say it's the sixth location to be hit this year. Other businesses include Cars R Us and JJ Auto Sales.


The latest business to be targeted was Gordon Automotive on North Madison Street. The morning of March 5, a surveillance system caught the thief getting away.


"What got my attention was the sound of a door slam, and my first reaction was to go after him," said Augustus Wilson, an employee at Gordon Automotive.


The suspect in the video is seen running away from Wilson, who discovered him going through cars in the lot.


Wilson said he immediately called police.


"I have to admit, I was kind of frightened. But at the same time, I was just trying to do my job and protect the property," Wilson said.


Wilson has worked at the car lot for more than four years.


He said the man in the video ended up getting away with a radio he stole out of one of the cars.


"It's upsetting because it devalues the vehicle," said Wilson.


The business said it's still in disbelief knowing it's the sixth local car lot to report stolen property this year.


Police said most of the other cases are not like this one. They said that in several cases, thieves used whatever means necessary to break into the car.


However, with Gordon Automotive, it was as easy as opening an unlocked car door.

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