Baldwin County Burglary Investigation
A burglary in broad day light leaves the Baldwin Sheriff’s office and one local business man with several unanswered questions and two missing vehicles.
"I lost 40 years of my life," says Michael Mullins who has been saving nearly his whole life for this1960 Chevy Camaro. Early Wednesday morning, just after 10:00 a.m., his dream vanished.
"Currently the Baldwin County Sheriff's office is investigating a residential burglary in East Baldwin County," says Captain Brad King with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office. "He found his out building (his garage), where he stores multiple vehicles, had been broken into.”
The Sheriff's office is investigating the theft of Mullins’ 1960's drag racing car along with a 1948 Pan-head Harley Davidson.
"They drove my Toyota car out of my shop and drove my Camaro out of here," Mullins adds as he points to his newer work vehicle. Out of several cars in and around Mullins’ garage, only the collectibles were taken.
Michael Mullins and his family have been living securely in their Milledgeville home for nineteen years now, but from the looks of things, he does not think things are so secure anymore. "Yes, I am afraid for my family. Now we have security cameras a friend of mine came and installed security cameras last night."
The theft took place early Wednesday morning while Mullins was in court for a lawsuit hearing.
Neighbors became suspicious when they heard a rumble next door in the middle of the day. "Neighbors heard the vehicle crank up earlier in the day," says Cpt. King.
"My neighbors heard the cars running and it was so loud that you could hear it running an eighth of a mile away," adds Mullins.
Officials say at least 3 to 4 people were involved in the theft in 27 minutes that the garage was left unguarded. "We believe that it is someone who targeted those two vehicles at the residence," says Cpt. King.
"These are thieves that had all this planned. They knew that I was going to court," believes Mullins.
The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help. If you have any information about the car thefts contact their office at 478-445-4893.