The first of these was on Nimitz Avenue at Southeastern Apparatus. According to the report, Bright’s Welding and Fast Fire Apparatus are the victims.
The items stolen include a Lincoln 185 welder valued at $1,200, a Pit Bull sawzall valued at $55; two cobalt 4 and a half inch grinders valued at $45; a set of torch cutters with hoses and gauges valued at $300; two drop cords for the welders valued at $200; a Dana belt sander valued at $500; two Boss grinders valued at $50; a DeWalt jigsaw valued at $100, a Boss jigsaw valued at $100 and wire, lines and an ornamental handrail. A chain-link fence was damaged.
According to Capt. Leon Thomas, there were no witnesses or suspects in the case of Monday afternoon. The break-in occurred between 3:30 p.m. Dec. 26 and 7:30 a.m. Dec. 27.
The second incident was early Sunday morning, at Allegiance Staffing on East Street. A glass front door was smashed with a brick and a Sanyo 39 inch high definition television valued at $400 was stolen. Although there were other electronics inside the business, nothing else appears to have been taken, Thomas said.
The break-in was captured on the surveillance tape from the Piggly-Wiggly across the street, he said.
The third break-in was Industrial Machine Supply on Costner Street between Dec. 27 and early Monday morning. Stolen items here include three 5 foot lengths of 3 inch pipe valued at $2,000; rolled pipe valued at $1,000; an electric motor valued at $200; an electrical box valued at $500 and two complete rear end housings for 1957 Chevrolets valued at $1,000.
Although not technically a burglary, investigators are also looking into the theft of a truck and other property from Waites Concrete Sunday night or Monday morning.
In addition to a Ford F150 work truck, stolen items include a ladder valued at $150 and $3,000 in damage to a chain link fence.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents should contact the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or call the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.
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