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Two men die of electrocution while trying to steal from power station

By Brooke Villanueva Published Apr 04, 2023 3:44 pm

Two men got electrocuted and killed while they were trying to steal items from a power station in Atlanta. 

According to police, the incident took place around 3:00 a.m. on Monday, April 3 in the 2100 block of Atlanta Highway. Emergency crews were "alerted to a transformer fire” in the area, as stated in a Facebook post by the Gainesville Police Department. 

“Crews found two adult males deceased from apparent electrocution,” it read, adding that Gainesville Fire and Georgia Power worked together “to ensure the area was safe for responders” as they recovered the bodies. 

Gainesville Fire

The investigation is still ongoing, but initial findings showed that the men “trespassed, broke into a fenced area, and attempted to steal from a power substation” before they got electrocuted and killed. 

Authorities are still in the process of identifying the thieves. 

“Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact GPD,” they said.