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Investigators: Robbers use pass codes to rob secure storage facilities

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INMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Furniture, electronics, toys and appliances are all things Spartanburg investigators said at least four people are accused of stealing from more than two dozen storage units in northern Spartanburg County.

In some cases, deputies said the suspects used pass codes to get into secure storage facilities.

Between Nov. 5 and Thanksgiving, three different storage facilities were robbed. Two men are in jail, and investigators hope to nab two more soon.

Cody Babb said his family's business, Lake Bowen Mini Storage, had never been robbed before. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, one of his customers called to tell him her she returned to find nothing in her unit. Through surveillance video, Babb said he recognized an SUV as another tenant's. On the video, he saw the vehicle drive into the complex with nothing and out, with the victim's belongings.

Investigators said it's the tenant's son, Donald Weathers, who is to blame for the robbery there.

The victim said she had everything stolen, from a living room set, to her daughter's high school yearbooks. She said she got about 80 percent of it back because she noticed the empty storage unit quickly, and because Babb knew who the SUV belonged to.

Investigators said they found her belongings at Weathers' home.

Lt. Tony Ivey, with Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, said another suspect, Timothy Harris, is also in jail facing charges related to break-ins at Palmetto Storage.

Deputies also plan to arrest two more men for burglaries at Holly Springs Storage.

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