Burglary Victim names Suspect; Leads to Arrest

| December 11, 2015

Valdosta Police

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Police report a burglary occurred Thursday.

An unnamed homeowner reported to police that a person entered his home and stole several electronic items and a bicycle.

The victim named a suspect he thought may be involved because he had visited his house earlier in the week.  Marc Black, 29, was named in the police report as the victim’s suspect.

Officers followed up on the homeowner’s accusation and located items suspected as those stolen in a vehicle registered to Black.  They later found the suspect and detained him.  Once burglary detectives began their investigation they confirmed the stolen items were in the vehicle (except for the bicycle).

Black attempted to flee the scene while the investigation was occurring, but was quickly captured and arrested.  He will be charged for burglary and obstruction after being transported to the Lowndes County Jail.

The Valdosta Police Department issued a warning related to burglaries in the Southeast:

“Burglaries are more prominent in the Southern portion of the United States according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report and, across the country, are very difficult to solve without the help of citizens like in this case”, stated Lieutenant Kari Williams. Homeowners and businesses are encouraged to invest in alarm systems, mark belongings and record serial numbers (especially electronics) in case they are stolen, and most important, look out for each other and don’t be afraid dial 911 when they see anything suspicious. Citizens can dial 911 and remain anonymous but simply doing that can solve a crime.

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