Ind. police bust burglary ring; stolen items recovered
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WDRB) -- Authorities have busted a burglary ring in southern Indiana they claim spanned three counties and last for months.
During a news conference Monday, Clark County Sheriff Danny Rodden announced the arrest of two people – Jack Mullins and Allison Wright – charging them with several of the thefts. Police are looking for a third suspect and believe the thefts were motivated in order to support a drug habit, Rodden said.
Among the stolen items included electronics, computers, video games, watches, costume jewelry, CDs and rings. Other items – like televisions and guns – have not been recovered and could have been transported across the river to Louisville.
Shannon Edds was among the victims. He and his girlfriend lost $10,000 worth of goods from their home in northern Clark County. He said the burglars stole his grandfather's pocket watches and shotguns, both of which had sentimental value. They have not been recovered.
"It's tough , it's nerve racking. I have a little bit of anxiety," Edds said. "But again, I'm going to be optimistic. It was just material things. They could have broke in and done a lot worse if we were home."
Police recovered the stolen items from the Holiday Motel in Jeffersonville. Wright and Mullins were arrested Friday after detectives spotted them pawning stolen items at the S&S Brother's Jewelry and Repair store. The couple was arrested a few minutes later during a traffic stop. That's when one of them admitted to pawn a stolen item, Rodden said.
Rodden said the investigation is still in its early stages.