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Vidalia Police Department Investigating Rash of Thefts

Vidalia Police are investigating a rash of thefts that they believe are all connected and may have been committed by the same suspects over several days in the last two weeks.

Sergeant Investigator John Humphrey said officers responded on December 16 to a report of the theft of a stolen fourwheeler at G Bone Sports at 713 Donovan Street in Vidalia. At the same time the ATV was taken, the keys to a 2007 Chevrolet truck were stolen. The thieves returned to G Bone Sports, probably late on December 20 or early on December 21, and made off with the truck along with a trailer which was attached. Humphrey said the suspects rammed a fence surrounding the property to drive the vehicle and trailer out of the enclosure.

Also, late December 20 or early December 21, thieves broke into Vidalia Motor Sports on First Street and stole four ATVs. The suspects next went to Thompson’s Service Center on First Street and stole another fourwheeler, then went across the street to Leather, Love and Freedom bike shop and took two dirt bikes.

The four-wheeler taken from G Bone Sports was recovered in Vidalia on December 22. The truck was recovered in the woods near J.R. Trippe Middle School and the trailer was recovered in Emanuel County, also on December 22. The four-wheeler stolen from Thompson’s Service Center was recovered in Toombs County. Police are still searching for the four-wheelers taken from Vidalia Motor Sports, as well as the dirt bikes.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Vidalia Police Department at 912-5374123 or to call Crimestoppers at 912-386-4480. Callers may remain anonymous.

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