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Six juveniles arrested for car, home break-ins


Investigators in Thomas County are asking the public to be on the lookout for stolen lawn equipment as six young men now face multiple charges.

Five cars and six homes were broken into in the Chase Meadows sub-division last week, resulting in the six arrests.

But while many of the stolen of items have been recovered, others remain missing.

These are not the actual tools the six juveniles stole the night of July 7th, but investigators say they are the same models.

"Weed eaters, blowers. Most of it being Stihl brand. The brand Stihl," said Captain Steve Jones.

Investigators say they recently learned the perpetrators were all teenagers who were just walking around looking for things to steal.

Purses, cash, and lawn equipment were taken out of five unlocked cars and six houses on Chase Meadows Drive.

"Some was taken from under a car port, some was taken from under vehicles. It looked like these individuals were walking through the neighborhood looking. It's crimes of opportunity," said Jones.

Investigators say the suspects range in age from 14 to 16.

"There are still some more interviews going on with these thefts. Some property has been recovered however we are still looking for several pieces of lawn equipment," said Jones.

Law enforcers say there are some folks who think they saw the suspects in the neighborhood that night, but they did not call the police.

"Don't think it's something oh I don't want to bother them with this. Or I don't think if it's suspicious or not. Give us a call. We're going to ride through the neighborhood and if it is something suspicious we are going to address it," said Jones.

And investigators say while the suspects do not live in the neighborhood where the thefts occurred, they do live close enough where they were able to walk from their homes.

If you have seen anyone suspicious trying to sell to Stihl brand equipment, you are asked to call the Thomas County Sheriff's Office at 229-225-3315.


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