Police investigate local smash and grabs

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are investigating two local apartment burglaries.

Several apartments and a storage room were broken into at an apartment complex on Fort Benning Road.

The grounds manager told officers when he checked in to work that morning that everything looked fine.

Then, about 2 1/2 hours later, he returned to find the units broken into.

Police documents indicate that several thousand dollars worth of items were stolen.

And on Bunker Hill Road, thousands of dollars in damage was done to four apartments at one complex.

Burglars smashed the back windows of the apartments to get inside.

It's not clear how much was taken but police are still investigating.