WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - Several members of a Worth County family have been charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property from a Dougherty County man.
Burglars stole four vintage cars, tools and antique musical equipment from the victim's home, coming back again and again.
Surveillance video finally helped Dougherty County Police make arrests in what they call a bold burglary ring.
Johnnie Litman said the thefts started a couple of weeks ago, when tools were taken from his home.
The thieves kept coming back and stealing more, so he set up surveillance equipment that helped catch the bold thieves.
Litman calls his 1964 Cadillac Convertible his pride and joy.
When he found it and three other vintage cars missing from his Radium Springs home, he put up surveillance cameras so he could capture video of the people breaking into his home.
"Through our investigation we obtained these surveillance over a period of days we were able to determine who the people were," said Dougherty County Police Captain Tom Jackson.
Police pulled a photo from the surveillance and arrested Christy Kersey, 34.
Another photo led police to arrest Kersey's boyfriend Jeremiah Crews, 39.
When police arrested him, he tried to run in his truck, with some of the victim's stolen property inside, but he was caught quickly.
Police said that another surveillance photo helped them identify Crews' sister Nicole Crews, 31, who was also arrested.
Officials found two of Litman's stolen cars behind their Worth County home.
Police said that the family had spotted Litman's cars and tools while cruising neighborhoods looking for property they could steal.
"They were able to pin down a time they could come out there and pretty much had the run of the property while they were there," explained Jackson.
Arrest warrants have also been issued for Michael Crews, 41, who police want to charge for the repeated burglaries.
Litman's prize Cadillac was recovered blocks from his home, where it broke down while being towed away.
The surveillance video helped get much of his stolen property back, but many items, including a vintage Jaguar, are still missing.
Litman has improved the security around his home, including more surveillance equipment, which police recommend for protection of your property.
Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of Michael Crews is asked to call CrimeSTOPPERS at (229) 436-TIPS.