A cell tower north of Athens, Georgia, was ripped off for materials worth $32,000, according the Athens Banner-Herald. Police are investigating the incident.
The property belonged to AT&T Mobility and was stored at the tower site, where it shares space in a locked building in a barbwire fence compound, Athens-Clarke police detectives said.
Among the stolen goods included eight gel-based batteries valued at $2,000 each, six radio units valued at $1,000 each, and a base-band communications unit with transmitting cards valued at $10,000, police said.
The site had not been visited since July 2019, according to the report.