$100,000 in cash stolen from hallway closet in Peachtree City

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Shutterstock illustration of pile of cash stacks
Shutterstock illustration of pile of cash stacks.

In one of the bigger cash thefts reported to Peachtree City police lately, somebody got inside a residence on Calgary Drive off Braelinn Road and stole $100,000 in cash.

The police report noted that an officer responded to the address on May 14, and was told that $100,000 in cash was taken from a box in a hallway closet. The cash was last seen on May 6, the victim said.

Entry into the home was made through an unsecured window, according to reports.

Nothing else was reported missing.

In another sleeping behind the wheel case, a Peachtree City man got a different kind of wake-up call after being found passed-out with his vehicle running at the gas pumps on Ga. Highway 74 South.

Viengkham Phothisen, 39, of Peachtree City, was charged with DUI alcohol, two counts of drug possession and possession of drug-related objects, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Officers on May 18 a few minutes before 1 a.m. found a driver that had passed out behind the steering wheel of a running vehicle at the pumps at the Pit Stop South off Hwy. 74 South, according to police reports.

The driver was arrested for being under the influence and a K-9 unit was deployed. After the vehicle was searched, methamphetamine was recovered, reports said.

This is the second occasion in the last few days where a driver was found passed-out in a vehicle in Peachtree City.

Also in Peachtree City, four vehicles were entered and one was stolen at residences overnight on May 18.

The incidents occurred at homes on Greensway and Sandtrap Ridge, off North Peachtree Parkway a short distance from Ga. Highway 54.

Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Chris Hyatt said a total of four unsecured vehicles were entered, with credit cards stolen from one.

Also stolen was a pickup truck that was unlocked with the keys inside, Hyatt said, adding that the truck was later located in the city.

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