By: AP
By: AP

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Police say a group of thieves swarmed a farmers market in northeast Georgia, where they distracted the owners and got away with $8,000 from a money drawer.

Athens-Clarke police say the theft happened Monday afternoon at the market on Danielsville Road. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that five suspects were involved. Four of them were described as being in their 20s or 30s, and the fifth man is older. Police said they left in a four-door Dodge pickup with some type of decoration on the grill and pulling a trailer with a toolbox.

Workers at the farmers market said the men appeared to be professional thieves who used "slick" talk while distracting them.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Barbara Location: Florida on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:10 AM
    Why didn't you have most of the money in a locked heavy safe ? Why didn't some of you owners stay where the money was ? Why are all of yall distracted by "slick talk " ? Well you learned the hard way, just as I've learned.When someone comes to see you about something you have for sale, LOCK THE DOOR OF YOUR HOME WHEN YOU STEP OUT, because someone you've not seen will be crouched down in the car and while you are being distracted they will go in and probe around in your home. I haven't found anything to be missing, but this took me by surprise.
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