Three recent break-ins in Jones County, two that happened while residents were home, have investigators thinking they are the work of the same suspect or suspects.
The first burglary happened last week and two others Tuesday, said Jones sheriff’s Capt. Earl Humphries. He said in two of the cases, the intruder, described as a white man with reddish hair, was seen driving away in a small, red pickup.
Two of the break-ins, one on Morris Stevens Road and the other on the Griswoldville Shortcut, happened just south of the intersection of Ga. 18 and Ga. 49. Another break-in happened on Shady Springs Drive, a couple of miles to the southwest near the Bibb County line.
The intruder, who made off with jewelry, cameras and small electronics, fled and never confronted the residents who were home, Humphries said, adding that he may not have realized people were in the houses. One resident was awakened by a barking dog.
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Investigators said each of the incidents happened between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.