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Police: Man caught searching through items in victim's truck

Posted: 10:55 AM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 10:55:57-04
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VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — A Valdosta man is now facing a felony charge after police caught him rummaging through items in a victim's truck.

According to the Valdosta Police Department, officers responded to the 2400 block of Seth Place in regards to a man searching through a toolbox of a pickup truck that didn't belong to him on Tuesday morning.

Police later identified the suspect as 35-year-old Willie Jones.

Upon arrival officers approached the area and were able to observe Jones rummaging through the toolbox.

Jones was immediately arrested without incident and transported to Lowndes County Jail on a felony charge of theft by entering an automobile.

“This witness clearly cared about her neighbors and her community. Her quick actions most assuredly prevented others from becoming victims and allowed the officers the time to get the offender before he could flee the area," said VPD Lieutenant Scottie Johns.