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Stolen military property listed for sale on Internet

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  A Moody Airman is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment and electronics from the Air Force base. Investigators tracked him down when he apparently tried to sell some of the items over the Internet. They think others may be involved.

A stolen projector from Valdosta Technical College prompted detectives at the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office to do some investigating.

"He went to a certain website on the Internet looking for possible sales," said Lowndes Co.  Sheriff Chris Prine.

The college's projector was not found on Craig's list but another projector for sale on the site had a Moody Air Force Base email listed with it, leading authorities to another investigation of an Airman.

"There's an amount missing from Robins Air Force Base as well as Moody Air Force Base," said Prine.

Some of the items confiscated from the man's home included a Department of Defense computer, several projectors, two barcode scanners, pilot helmets, rifles, knives, deployment bags, and clothing.

Barcodes indicating the items were from Moody were found on some of the boxes. The Airman allowed detectives into his home. Authorities confiscated thousands of dollars of equipment. Authorities have not released the name of man they think is involved. 

"We just got to wait until this investigation is over and it may not involve just one person and that's the reason we're continuing this investigation," Prine said.

The case is not linked to Val Tech's stolen property over the last four months, but the school has increased security because of electronics being taken.  "We've installed these cameras to enhance the safety and security of not only our faculty and staff but our students as well," said Steve Jaramillo, Valdosta Tech Police Chief.

So far the school has installed 60 cameras around its campus. Sheriff Prine says dog fighting paraphernalia was also found on the Airman's property.

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