Police: Crimewave stopped when video leads them to the suspects

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Dothan (WTVY)-- Two Geneva County teens are suspected of committing a dozen thefts in Slocomb that netted them money, guns, and a Lincoln sedan.

Investigators worked around the clock to solve the case. “"Our group of officers knocked on every door in the neighborhood,” Assistant Slocomb Police Chief Todd Dorriety said.

They discovered surveillance video taken by a home security system that shows two men in the neighborhood where the thefts occurred.

Officers say they then tracked down Cody Sellers and Da’rrion Smith, both 18, and recovered some of the stolen property, including the car.

Police Chief Don White went Tuesday to tell owner Betty Smith her vehicle will be returned. Grateful, she thanked White and Slocomb officers.” "I appreciate (the police) work. I know it was hard to do because there were so many cars broken, not just mine,” she said.

Officers are still trying to recover all the stolen items that include over a thousand dollars and two guns.

White reminds people to always lock their vehicles but, especially, at night when the thefts occurred.

Sellers and Smith haven’t been charged but evidence against them will be presented to a grand jury that White believes will indict.



 
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