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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomasville police are questioning three suspects they say may have stolen the identities of people from South Florida to North Georgia.     

Police caught them with more than a dozen ID's and debit cards they believe were stolen.    

A man is caught on camera in all black checking to see if any cars are open in a parking lot.    "We received word from the YMCA on Dawson Street, they had a suspicious vehicle, silver BMW that was pulling in the parking lot and subjects were getting out and checking doors," said Detective Scott Newberry.

Officers quickly responded to that tip Tuesday and spotted the BMW at flash floods on Remington Avenue.  When the officer approached the car, the driver sped off, but a concerned citizen pointed police in the right direction.  

"We we're able to locate them after a short foot chase in the woods, they went into some really thick woods and one of them actually tore his pants, and he was in his underwear when he was captured," said Newberry.  

In the wooded area law enforcement found identification, and debit cards of numerous victims that they're still trying to identify. Devin Gresham, Derriane Woods, and Antuan Trowell were all arrested, uncovering a crime spree that may have placed the identities of people from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta in danger.  

Phillip Pride finds the news disturbing. "It scares me a little bit because you have predators out there that lurk for that kind of stuff; they look for people to take advantage of."  

Now investigators are urging folks to come forward if they feel they're identity may have been jeopardized, and they are thanking the concerned citizens who didn't hesitate to help. "It's wrong and I'm going to be sure to let the cops know, I'm going to let the authorities know, yes I am," said Pride.  

Thomasville Police have not yet filed charges as they continue to investigate.

 

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