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Thieves steal more than $70,000 in jewelry

Posted: Apr 21, 2010 6:01 PM EDT Updated: Apr 24, 2010 5:54 PM EDT
By Stephanie Springer

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) –The Coffee County Sheriff’s office has cleared up at least fifteen theft cases involving thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry, and guns.

Investigators arrested 24 year old Christopher Blake Mullis, 27 year old Lane Evans Morgan, and 22 year old Mitchell Allen Meeks. Investigators say these three men are responsible for stealing close to 70,000 dollars in jewelry.

Police believe the young men went into homes, most of which were unlocked and stole both costume jewelry and valuable jewelry.

Police also recovered 8 firearms in connection with the thefts.

All three face felony charges, and could face more as the investigation unfolds.

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