WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - After six adults and two juveniles were arrested in connection to an armed robbery on Woodcrest Road in Worth County earlier this week, officials have identified another suspect believed to be tied to other thefts in the area.
According to an investigator, the suspect has been tied to several 4-wheeler thefts in the Woodcrest Road and Redrock Road areas.
Officials received information that 4-wheelers had been hidden in the woods near the Acre area. After a search, they found more evidence in the case.
Now investigators are asking the public for any information on a 2015 Polaris 750 Sportman.
"No matter how small the information, it could be the piece of the puzzle we need," explained Investigator Paul Klein. "If you can recall seeing anything over the past two months in this area please send us that information."
Officials have also received reports of dogs being stolen in the Woodcrest and Redrock areas and believe they may be connected to the other cases as well as the theft of a 2015 Razor that was stolen from the Willow Road area.
Investigators are concerned this case may now also extend into the Tift and Dougherty County areas, and could also be linked to thefts in the Pebble Hill Circle subdivision and South County Line Road area.
Investigators are expected to speak with the district attorney's office this week to discuss making this a federal case.
The Worth County Sheriff's Office said that it will not be releasing the identity of the suspects in the case at this time as officials continue to investigate.
"Investigators took several more warrants yesterday on individuals that are currently in custody. We have reason to believe that within the next couple of days we are going to be able to take more warrants and possibly seek to arrest other individuals that we feel may be tied to this group," said Sheriff Jeff Hobby.