The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that happened early Monday at the Robertson County Solid Waste facility, officials confirmed.

At least two people were involved in the break-in at the transfer station on West County Farm Road near Springfield, according to Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley.

Cameras in the facility detected movement just after 2:15 a.m., the mayor said.

The suspects were able to break into the scale house, where they destroyed a safe, managed to get a black covering over the security cameras and got away with about $4,400 in cash and checks, the mayor told county commissioners during their regular meeting Monday night.

It’s about a $2,500 loss to Robertson County with insurance factored in, the mayor said.

He also said he’d consulted with the county finance director Monday to set up a direct deposit line in the hopes of thwarting future incidents.

“Hopefully, we won’t have this kind of episode again,” he told commissioners. “We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”

Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office at 615-384-7971.

Reach Nicole Young at 615-306-3570 or nyoung@tennessean.com.
 

 

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