Authorities recently arrested four men with possible ties to a string of burglaries in Forsyth County and other crimes in Johns Creek.
Mario Alvarez Cosme, 29, of Brandon, Florida; Jorge Enrique Navarro, 29, of Norcross; Edwin Junior Serrano, 24, of Stone Mountain; and Josue Rodriguez, 27, of Norcross were all charged with burglary in the first degree, criminal attempt to commit burglary, loitering and prowling and possession of burglary tools.
Forsyth County deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity Friday, Feb. 28, around 7:30 p.m., at the Settles Walk subdivision after a homeowner reported seeing masked men run through his back yard, according to Stace Miller, a spokeswoman with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The subdivision had been the recent target of residential burglaries, Miller said, so additional FCSO units were in the area and able to apprehend four suspects as they fled the area by vehicle.
FCSO later found two residential burglaries that had just occurred and found evidence at the scene linking the suspects, according to Miller. Victims reported high-end jewelry and cash missing.
Investigators are evaluating additional forensic evidence.
The four men appear to be involved with “additional criminal acts occurring in Forsyth County and the City of Johns Creek,” Miller said in a statement. The FCSO is working with local, state and federal law enforcement partners “to determine the scale of the group’s criminal involvement.”
Cosme and Navarro are being held in the Forsyth County Jail on no bond, while Serrano and Rodriguez are being held on $33,955 bond.