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Suspect in burglary spree arrested

Authorities: Man hit several stores over 10 days

POSTED: October 23, 2013 12:28 a.m.


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Several tips led the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to arrest a man suspected in several recent burglaries.

Jason David Farris, 29, was taken into custody on Monday night following an unrelated arrest in Sandy Springs.

Farris, of Lawrenceville, has been charged with five counts of burglary and one count of theft by taking.

He’s suspected of burglarizing gas stations and convenience stores in both north and south Forsyth over a 10-day period in late September and early October.

According to the sheriff’s office, a man had been prying open doors and taking cash and lottery tickets, which he was seen redeeming at a local grocery store shortly after one of the burglaries.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Rainwater said the agency learned the suspect’s name after posting surveillance photos of the man and receiving tips.

“People started naming some names,” Rainwater said. “We tracked him down based on people actually calling and saying, ‘I think that’s so-and-so.’”

Rainwater said the agency determined Farris likely was staying in Sandy Springs and worked with the city’s police department to locate him.

It’s believed that Farris acted alone at the convenience stores and gas stations, he said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Farris remained in custody at the Forsyth County Detention Center. His bond had not been set.


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