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March 13, 2006

Thomasville -- The Thomas County sheriff's investigators arrest two Thomasville teens they say are responsible for burglarizing a half dozen churches. The quick arrests mean many of the victims will get back their property.

The teens are charged with burglarizing six area churches in the last three weeks. They were arrested over the weekend.

In the last three weeks, the Forest Acres Baptist, New Covenant, and Victory Fellowship churches, in addition to three others and several nearby homes, have been burglarized.

"Probably some more arrests will be made, we have recovered some of the property. Most of the time the reason for it was looking for money but if they weren't able to location any they would take some musical equipment in some cases there were some games, X-boxes," said Pascal Autrey of the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators expect to arrest up to four other teenagers associated with the burglaries.

The Thomas County Sheriff's Office is encouraging victims to contact them to retrieve their stolen items.

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