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Theft ring broke up in Lowndes County

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LOWNDES COUNTY, GA (WALB) –Lowndes County investigators say they broke up a major theft ring.

They found thousands of dollars in stolen property inside a vacant trailer.

The man they say was fencing the goods there is in jail Thursday night.

Investigators say he was working with two suspected serial burglars arrested two weeks ago.

Thousands of dollars worth of lap tops, flat screen tvs, night vision equipment, guns, and cameras, a total of 112 items were all recovered by Lowndes County authorities late Wednesday afternoon.

"He had what you call an illegal pawn shop," said Sheriff Chris Prine.

24-year old Jarod Perry is in the Lowndes County Jail charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

"This individual was fencing stuff that was stolen here in surrounding counties and Valdosta," said Prine.

Authorities say the suspect kept the stolen property inside this vacant trailer that's next door to his home on White Water Road.

Six thousand dollars was also found.

The sheriff says two serial burglars arrested two weeks ago were also involved. 21-year old Shermaine Manning was taken into custody April 14. His accused accomplice 20-year old Rashawn Sirmans was arrested the day before right after a home break-in on Robin Lane.

"Once we put them in jail there's a second shift that takes over so it's just a non-stop, continuous thing," said Sheriff Prine.

Authorities say Manning and Sirmans would call Perry and ask him what he needed.

"They'd go look for it steal it and call him," said Prine.

Investigators say Perry had a long list of phone numbers to call and would even deliver items himself. The criminal investigations unit says more arrest could be made.

If you have any information on these crimes, or if you believe your property may have been recovered, Lowndes County authorities want you to contact them at (229) 671-2950.

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