WARNER ROBINS — City officials said they are working to determine how someone broke into Warner Robins Redevelopment Agency offices, taking with them information that was not for public consumption.
Gary Lee, the RDA’s executive director, told authorities the break-in occurred between the night of April 29 and Wednesday afternoon. He said Thursday he is sure it happened overnight Monday.
Tuesday morning, before heading out of town, he tried unsuccessfully to log on to his computer at his office in the Mantech building on Duke Avenue off North Davis Drive. He thought nothing of it because he could still check in through his BlackBerry.
When he tried again Wednesday afternoon, he realized someone had tried to log in to his computer, as he had been locked out after several unsuccessful attempts. He also noticed someone had tampered with his file cabinet. Files missing from the cabinet pertained to Georgia-Robins Aerospace Maintenance Partnership dealings, as well as RDA information and files on Rosser International.
A prying tool of some sort had been used on the file cabinet, the Warner Robins Police Department incident report from Wednesday stated.
“The files are very important,” Lee said. “Some are files that you just could’ve asked for. But the G-RAMP files were confidential. We weren’t going to disburse them to any public entity.
“Just the point of someone coming into my office ... bothers me.”
He said the police incident report was taken after he spoke with Mayor Chuck Shaheen and City Attorney Jim Elliott.
Lee said he has other copies of the stolen files. Not knowing who was responsible, or what they were looking for, is the problem.
“You don’t know where this is coming from,” he said. “You’ve got so much stuff in there. It’s frightening.”
To contact writer Marlon A. Walker, call 256-9685.