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Police: Man broke into victim's house, sold items inside to salvage company

Posted at 10:59 AM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-12 06:20:51-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Valdosta Police Department has arrested a man accused of breaking into a victim's home and selling the items inside to a salvage company.

VPD says that they got an anonymous call the afternoon of Feb. 9 that someone was stealing property out of a victim's home in the 800 block of Lausanne Drive. 

When officer arrived, they spoke with a salvage company that said they had paid an individual to go through the home and collect whatever they could use and resale. 

The salvage company told police that the individual had a key to the home and nothing seemed out of the ordinary, though person in question was no longer on scene when officers arrived.

Officers were later able to get in contact with the homeowner who said that no one had been given permission to go into the home and sell her property. 

She was able to identify a former acquaintance, 33-year-old Robin Evans, as the possible suspect in this case.

Officers were able to locate Evans and he was positively identified as the subject who attempted to illegally sell the property to the salvage company.

Evans was transported to the Lowndes County Jail where he now faces charges of:

• Burglary (FELONY)

• Theft by Taking (FELONY)

• Theft by Deception (FELONY)

“The Valdosta Police Department is grateful to the anonymous caller who phoned in the initial complaint. Neighbors looking out for each other and contacting police is essential to keeping crime in check,” said Lieutenant Adam Bembry.