ATLANTA — A 19-year-old is facing burglary charges and authorities are on the search for three others after they allegedly broke into the Jurassic World Exhibition– causing thousands of dollars in damage.
The Atlanta Police Department said its officers responded Monday to a burglary call at Pullman Yards at 225 Rogers St NE. When officers arrived, APD said they spoke with the general manager who told them four people had entered the location overnight and damaged multiple parts of the exhibit.
APD said investigators obtained surveillance video that shows the four people in the property around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
A security guard arrived Monday around 6:30 a.m. and saw a 19-year-old who was later identified as one of the people involved in the incident, according to APD. He was arrested, taken to the DeKalb County Jail and faces burglary charges, Atlanta Police said.
Detectives with APD's burglary unit are still investigating the incident.
11Alive obtained the incident report from APD, which states there were more than $250,000 in damages at the exhibit. The report also states one person was seen on surveillance video sitting on top of one of the dinosaurs and ripping its covering off. Those involved also allegedly took four custom-made dinosaur shirts valued at $6,000 each.
A spokesperson for the Jurassic World: The Exhibition provided the following statement to 11Alive Monday night:
On May 29, 2023, the Atlanta, Pullman Yards, location of Jurassic World: The Exhibition was vandalized. We will need to close temporarily while our staff addresses the damage. We understand how frustrating this is and are committed to ensuring that all affected reservation holders can rebook their sessions. To aid in this process, we have sent an email with detailed instructions to existing reservation holders. We are excited to host everyone once the exhibition has reopened.
The exhibition had just opened to the public in Atlanta last Friday– just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
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