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Thief raids ‘honor box’ at Corps of Engineers



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — An unknown person or group stole between $500 to $800 out of an honor box at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently.

The box at the front of the West Bank Park off Buford Dam Road had been raided when the master lock was cut using a metal angle grinder.

The thieves removed the inner lock box from the self service station at the front of the park in a way that left no evidence to process on scene. The employee said the lock box is serviced once a week, so he was unsure what time the theft occurred, but he thought it was before the weekend.

There was also a burglary and damage to Army Corps property next door within the same time frame. One half of the gate entrance was open and the lock was cut. A storage shed was also burglarized and a truck appeared to have had its door pried open, but no items had been stolen.

No finger prints were located.

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