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Police Investigating Burglary at Momma Goldberg’s

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

LaGrange Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a local sandwich shop over the weekend.

The investigation began Saturday morning, around 9:11 a.m., when officers with LaGrange Police Department responded to Momma Goldberg’s Deli on Davis Road in reference a burglary.

Police arrived and spoke to the area manager, who stated that unknown person(s) entered the business sometime after 9 p.m. the previous night and stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a locked office within the location.

The manager stated that the money had been in cash drawers in a filing cabinet and sitting on a chair in the office.

No damage was found on either the front or back door, so management believes the burglary could have been committed by an employee or former employee.

The office inside the location appeared to have been forced open due to damage to the door and frame.

Police spoke to the employee who opened shop and found the office door had been forcibly entered. She stated that the back door had been locked when she arrived.

Management advised police that only a few employees have keys to the front and back door or the office door. They noted that they have also changed the locks at the location several times in the past when employees are fired or quit.

Employees later found a small single-hand hacksaw that does not belong to business. Management believes the tool may have been used to gain entry into the building.

Police did find abrasion markings on the back door jamb, but they noted the damage appears to be old.

Investigators are currently in the process of attempting to review security video that may have captured the incident.

This incident is still under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the LaGrange Police Department’s Facebook page.

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