Thomas County deputies investigating stolen firearms, recover four weapons

By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 29, 2018

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Thomas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of car break-ins that started over the weekend. Several homeowners around Summerhill Road reported items stolen from their unlocked vehicles.

Deputies say a total of ten firearms were taken from the cars. A majority were hunting and assault rifles, along with a few handguns.

"It's easier to break the glass on a vehicle than it is to break into a house. Our biggest problem is the majority of the firearms stolen are from unlocked cars," said Lt. Tim Watkins.

No arrests have been made at this time.

TCSO is urging residents to remove valuables from vehicles, and remember to lock their doors.

None of the guns stolen in the last week have been found. However, TCSO did recover four weapons that were found hidden in a Quitman home's yard.

Deputies are still looking to connect the firearms to their rightful owner. Anyone with information on either case is asked to call local law enforcement.