Burglars smash windows into Peachtree City jewelry store, restaurant

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Burglars in the first week of January broke-in to a jewelry store on Crosstown Drive and a fast-food restaurant adjacent to The Avenue in Peachtree City. Both entries were made by smashing windows, with watches stolen at the jewelry store and cash stolen at the restaurant.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said officers responded to an alarm call in the early hours of Jan. 6 at a jewelry store on Crosstown Drive.

A front window had been shattered with a large rock, Hyatt said, adding that an undetermined number of watches had been stolen from a display case that had been smashed.

The Arby’s restaurant near The Avenue on Ga. Highway 74 was the site of a burglary on Jan. 7, with the break-in occurring between 1:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m., Hyatt said.

Hyatt said a window next to a side door was shattered and cash stolen from the registers.

In Fayetteville, police are investigating a Jan. 5 burglary at a residence on Chesterfield Court off Ga. Highway 54 East.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said the burglary in the afternoon hours came with a forced entry through the front door. Items stolen included TVs and electronic devices.

CORRECTION — The actual location of Arby’s is outside of The Avenue shopping center.