Police seek more victims in burglary ring

Police seek more victims in burglary ring

Police are tracking down victims of a burglary ring that, among other things, struck a 90-year-old Clayton county woman’s home 15 times.

“We do have cases coming out of other states,” Jonesboro Police Lt. Tony Lumpkin said Tuesday. “It was just a ring. They were getting stolen items and taking them to different states and pawning them off.”

Those states included Florida, South Carolina and several states “up north and out west,” Lumpkin said.

Investigators learned of the scheme when Scott Vincent was caught breaking into 90-year-old Claudia Turner’s home late last month.

Police said calls from tipsters after the arrest led them to a storage facility in Locust Grove and a home in McDonough, where investigators found items stolen from Turner’s home and other homes.

“Some of that stuff she had was priceless,” Lumpkin said. “It was all antique trinkets.”

Other items police recovered were “more expensive,” he said.

Turner told Channel 2 Action News that after the series of break-ins, she was ready to move from the Jonesboro home she’d lived in since 1948.

“Isn’t that frightening, never knowing what’s happening and never knowing what’s going to happen to you?” she said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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