'Anchorman 2' Set Burglarized In Northwest Atlanta

01/08/2013 01:46 pm ET

Stay classy, Atlanta burglars.

Last month, thieves reportedly stole more than $250,000 worth of equipment from a warehouse northwest of the city, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The building was being used to film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" -- a sequel to the 2004 comedy "Anchorman," starring Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate.

The building's owner, Davis Nort, told authorities that $300,000 worth of copper wiring had been stripped from the building. The suspects also made off with four Apple computers.

"It's a shame this happened," Nort told WSBTV, "because Atlanta is really trying to get big in the film industry."

Atlanta police told WAOK an alarm had sounded after the break-in, but it was canceled by a Paramount Worldwide Productions official who believed it had been triggered by rodents in the warehouse.

A $5,000 reward has been offered to anyone with information on the theft. Patch reports the break-in is one of several to have occurred in the area in recent weeks.

Assuming the movie production can recover quickly from the copper theft, "Anchorman 2" is set to be released on Dec. 20.

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