The investigation into a $2 million heist last weekend at a Forsyth County jewelry store has resulted in three more arrests, including two relatives of a man already charged in the crime.
Amanda Hogan, 27, Michael T. Holloway, 35, and Connie Holloway, 52, all of Smyrna, have been charged with one count each of party to the crime of burglary and theft by taking.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said the agency’s investigators and warrant unit caught up with the suspects Thursday night at Connie Holloway’s home in Smyrna.
“We also executed search warrants at that location and an undisclosed location in Clayton County,” House said. “We are still actively pursuing this investigation.”
He said evidence indicates the three were involved in the burglary of Milano Fine Jewelry on Buford Highway.
Two other suspects — Carl Henry Bowser III, 26, of Atlanta and Kenardis Demaine Holloway, 31, of Smyrna — were also arrested earlier this week and charged with one count each of burglary and theft by receiving.
House said Kenardis Holloway and Michael Holloway are brothers. Connie Holloway is their mother.
Bowser was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a home in Atlanta, while Kenardis Holloway was found early Wednesday at a hotel in Stockbridge.
All five suspects are being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center, a jail spokeswoman said. Bonds have not been set.
Authorities have said the theft occurred sometime between Saturday night and early Monday morning.
A construction crew that showed up at about 8:30 a.m. discovered that someone had cut a hole in the wall between Milano and the empty store next to it.
Authorities said the suspects disabled the security system, ransacked the store, breached the safe and stole surveillance equipment.
Sheriff Ted Paxton said during a press conference Wednesday that Bowser and Kenardis Holloway became suspects after a deputy remembered talking with them Sunday when he responded to a report of suspicious people in the area.
The deputy did not have probable cause to arrest either of the men but had documented information he gathered from them during their conversation.
Paxton said investigators are checking with authorities throughout Georgia and in neighboring Southern states to see if the suspects are tied to similar burglaries that occurred in the past year.