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Suspects in jail for stealing four-wheelers

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Some criminals thought they had a good plot to steal four ATV's from a Valdosta warehouse, but it didn't work out as planned.

Three suspects are in jail charged with stealing the 4-wheelers.

Another is charged with planning the burglary.

And it's not the only burglary Valdosta Police are investigating right now.

Valdosta Police say several crooks broke in and stole these four ATV's, but with no gas or batteries, the suspects had to push them like this.

"It made me sick when I walked in and they were gone," said Ashley Browning.

Before the burglary...they dropped in to look at the four-wheelers which are for sale.

"I guess they came back and busted the doors in and stole some," said Browning.

Police say they pushed them through the woods behind Magnolia Street either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Hours later they headed back to the stolen property.

When three of the suspects walked back to get the four wheelers from the woods around this abandoned house police caught them.

Owner Ashley Browning loaded up the ATVs and brought them back to the warehouse where he stores them next to Valdosta Antiques. He couldn't take all of them at one time so some of his friends stayed behind to keep watch when Deshon Harris walked up. They kept Harris there until police could get there to make the fourth arrest.

"He actually had a four-wheeler key in his pocket," said Browning.

Deshon Harris, Earl Harris the IV along with a 14-year old are charged with burglary. Earl Harris the III is charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. Police say his story is that he was involved with just the planning of the burglary.

It's the time of the year for holiday crimes like burglaries.

Tuesday police got a tip about a residential burglary in progress. When officer got there they saw these two men running after they broke into a Forrest Street Home and stole jewelry.

"Officers were able to get there and track them in time and track them with a canine so it all stemmed from someone calling in and saying hey something doesn't look right," said Valdosta Police Lt. Aaron Kirk.

 And Browning is glad he got his four-wheelers back. He says he welcomes anyone to come take a look at them, as long as they're willing to pay a fair price.

If you see anything that looks out of the ordinary police want you to call them at 293-3091.


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