Forsyth County seeks 2 more suspects in $3M jewelry heist

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said Friday it is looking for two more people believed to have been involved in a $3 million jewelry heist earlier this year.

Milano Fine Jewerly near Cumming was ransacked in September when thieves cut a hole in the wall shared with a neighboring business and made off with jewelry and cash, according to police.

"They knew what they were doing and what they were looking for," Capt. Tim House with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office told the AJC in September.

Deputies have charged 11 people in the weeks since the crime, including three arrested in December. But two suspects have eluded capture.

Warrants charging burglary and theft by taking have been obtained for Michael Willie Young, 43, of Atlanta, and Devoria Raynard Wright, 35, of College Park, House said Friday.

Young, who uses the alias of Herman Young Jr., had been arrested previously for his involvement in a similar burglary in Auburn, Ala., according to Lt. Bill Franco.

Wright also goes by the name of “Billy Ray," authorities said.

Those arrested in December include Eric Lanard Stephens, 35, James Junior Love, 41, and Giacobi Trevell Kelly, 35, all of Atlanta.

Love was taken into custody by Clayton County police during the commission of an alleged burglary at a flea market on Tara Boulevard and is being held in the Clayton County jail. Stephens and Kelly are being held in the Forsyth County jail without bond, police said.

Another suspect was killed in a domestic dispute in East Point on Dec. 22, police said. Franco said his death is unrelated to the Milano Jewelry investigation.

Investigators believe some of the suspects in the Forsyth County crime have been linked to up to 23 similar heists at southeastern U.S. jewelry businesses, amounting to more than $22 million in property damage and stolen goods.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Young or Wright is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 770-888-7308.