Sheriff: Burglar Stole $50K in Jewelry
Investigators have identified other suspects and believe other burglaries are connected to the case already involving four break-ins. They expect more arrests.
Authorities arrested an Acworth man suspected to lifting a total of more than $50,000 in jewelry, cash and other valuables in several Bartow County burglaries.
Investigators put the cuffs on Joseph William Long, 33, of Rydal, as he attempted to sell allegedly stolen jewelry at an area store, Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a press release.
Linked to at least four home burglaries since October, Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators said they suspected Long, then started finding stolen jewelry at local pawn shops and stores that buy gold.
So far, authorities have recovered about $25,000 worth of valuables, and say Long sold the jewelry to area stores.
Long is in jail, charged with four counts of burglary and six counts of theft by deception, and awaiting a bond hearing on several charges.
Investigators also have identified several others who may be involved in the four and other burglaries. More arrests and recovery of stolen property is expected.