UPDATE: Arrested suspect believed to responsible for multiple thefts

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Wayne Coleman (WRDW-TV)

Wayne Coleman (WRDW-TV)

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. -- A man has been arrested in connection to multiple burglaries in Jenkins, Burke and Jefferson counties.

An off-duty Jenkins County deputy spotted the Ford F150 linked with the suspect on Highway 25 Thursday night. Burke County deputies were able to track down the truck and arrested 47-year-old Wayne Coleman.

Investigators say the trailer Coleman had with him was stolen from the Anderson General Store in Statesboro, Ga.

Coleman was spotted on security cameras back in June when a trailer was stolen from a Burke County business.

He is also suspected in a trailer and lawn mower theft in Jenkins earlier this week and a concrete mixer theft in Wrens last year.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

MILLEN, Ga. -- The search is on for an unidentified thief who stole a trailer filled with landscaping supplies.

The theft took place on Monday between 10:30 and 11 a.m. on the 1100 block of East Wihtrope Avenue in Millen, Ga.

The suspect, said to be a heavy set black male, got away with a utility trailer with a lawn mower, two weed eaters, an edger and miscellaneous hand tools. The trailer is said to have a toolbox on the front and the mower has a plastic spray tank on the rear.

The thief got away in a red Ford F150 with a tan stripe.

He is believed to be responsible for a series of thefts in Jenkins County.

If you have information, call the Millen Department of Public Safety at (478) 982-2750.

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