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$10,000 reward for arrests in farm burglaries

$10,000 is up for grabs if you can help law enforcement catch a team of burglars. (Source: WALB) $10,000 is up for grabs if you can help law enforcement catch a team of burglars. (Source: WALB)
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office along with the Leslie Police Department are on the lookout for who burglarized two farms and one company. (Source: WALB) The Sumter County Sheriff's Office along with the Leslie Police Department are on the lookout for who burglarized two farms and one company. (Source: WALB)
Sheriff Pete Smith said his deputies have searched long and hard for the people responsible for stealing from these business owners. (Source: WALB) Sheriff Pete Smith said his deputies have searched long and hard for the people responsible for stealing from these business owners. (Source: WALB)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

$10,000 is up for grabs if you can help law enforcement catch a team of burglars.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office along with the Leslie Police Department are on the lookout for who burglarized two farms and one company in that county back in February.

Sheriff Pete Smith said his deputies have searched long and hard for the people responsible for stealing from these business owners.

He said he believes two, possibly three, people are responsible for three different burglaries at Southeastern Farms, Lyle Farms and Sharp Systems, an irrigation company in Leslie.

The thieves broke into these places, and stole thousands of dollars worth of trucks, utility vehicles, and other equipment thoughout the month of February.

Investigators haven't been able to name any suspects and are looking for the public's help.

The Sheriff's Office has put up a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Sheriff Smith said he thinks the suspects could be locals.

"They pretty much have to know the area," said Sheriff Smith. "We think that they probably either have lived here, are from here, or have worked here."

Per the police and sheriff's office reports, the dollar amount of items stolen, some of which has been recovered, adds up to more than $50,000 between all three incidents.

If you know anything about these crimes or know who the suspects could be, you're asked to call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at (229) 924-4094.

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