17-year-old arrested for Duffy Street burglaries

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigators arrested Thairique Jones, 17, Thursday morning, in connection with two burglaries on East Duffy Street.

"At approximately 11 a.m., SCMPD responded to a residence on the 1100 block of East Duffy Street after a tip from a citizen led investigators to the area. Metro was given consent to search the residence where several items of stolen property were recovered. Recovered items include: laptops, a long rifle, more than 500 rounds of ammunition of various calibers, cell phones, assault rifle magazines, debit cards, military equipment, scales, an air pistol, digital camera and small amount of marijuana," police say. 

Jones was arrested without incident. He is charged with two counts of burglary in the first degree, one count of theft by receiving stolen property, one count of possession of drug related objects and marijuana possession . Additional charges may be pending.

"On Dec. 29 just before 1 a.m., Metro responded to a reported burglary on the 1200 block of East Duffy Street where cash, electronics and firearms were reportedly taken. On Jan. 5 just after 5 p.m., Metro responded to a burglary report on the 1100 block of E. Duffy Street where electronics and cash were also stolen. Several of these items have been recovered and returned to owners," police say.

This case remains under investigation.


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