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Thieves target businesses along McGinnis Ferry
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Forsyth County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an alarm triggered at 5430 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta at Jet’s Pizza on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. - photo by Ben Hendren

Forsyth County authorities are now searching for subjects after thieves struck two south Forsyth County businesses early Tuesday morning.

According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, at about 1:40 a.m. deputies responded to an alarm triggered at 5430 McGinnis Ferry Road in Alpharetta at Jet’s Pizza. Rainwater said they found that thieves had pried open the restaurant door and opened several empty cash registers.

Forsyth County incident reports filed July 31 state that deputies found that the front glass door of a neighboring business, V.V. Nails, had been shattered and the front cashier area had been ransacked.

After making contact with the owner of V.V. Nails, deputies were told that nothing appeared to be missing and no cash had been left in the business overnight.

The report states that deputies were given access to security camera footage at V.V. Nails and found that at 1:41 two males “with their faces wearing hoodies” approached the business on foot, smashed out the door, entered the building and fled the scene in just under three minutes.

Rainwater said that this burglary comes a little over a week after thieves cut through the roof of another nail salon on McGinnis Ferry Road in an attempt to burglarize a jewelry store in south Forsyth. Currently, he said they have no evidence that the two burglaries are connected, but they have not ruled that out.

This incident is being investigated by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.