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Metal thefts were an inside job

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Investigators of the Dougherty County Police Department have made two arrests in a large copper theft from the W. W. Williams Logistics Company, a HumVee engine rebuilder at 3011 Clark Ave.  

Company officials say they said they caught employee Nicholas Larramore, 37, stealing 84 ground copper straps used to mount alternators to vehicles on January 14th. The value was set at $1,344.  He was arrested on January 17th by DCP investigators.

Manager Randy Simmons contacted Blaze Recycling at 695 McCollum Drive in Albany, and they confirmed that they had some similar items, which are unique to W. W. Williams.

Simmons discovered that employee Jimmie Jones, 60, had sold Blaze 186 other copper straps, and 154 aluminum transmission adapters, used on military HumVees in Afghanistan.  Jones was arrested on January 18th.

Jones is thought to have sold the stolen parts valued at $11,000 over the four month time frame. DCP recovered 152 of the straps, and 120 adapters at Blaze.

Larrimore will be charged for turning in copper at Schnitzer SE Recycling.  Investigators believe that he sold 502 straps, all total, to Schnitzer. The value of these was $8,000.

Both in jail, charged with theft by deception and theft by taking.