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Mover returns to burgle home in Alpharetta

Tries to take $6K of goods

May 13, 2013
ALPHARETTA, Ga. A good deed turned sour April 24 when a Harvest Circle man was burgled by one of his movers.

A witness told police he saw a man and woman in a sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway of a neighbor's house. When the witness approached the couple, they said the homeowner asked them to clean the home. The witness said he would call the homeowner to verify this, and the couple got into their SUV and drove off.

The SUV passed the homeowner, who had been alerted to the couple, on their way out of the neighborhood. The homeowner then followed the suspects on Bethany Road and told police they were throwing items from the SUV as they drove. They were pulled over by Milton police in Cherokee County.

The homeowner said he hired 2 Men and a Truck earlier in the day to help him move some items out of his home a lawnmower, several TVs and a mini-fridge. These items, he said, he gave to the movers as gifts.

The male suspect turned out to be one of these movers, who had returned to the home and tried to make off with dozens of computer games, expensive porcelain dolls, DVDs and rare stamps. In total, the amount of goods taken was valued at $6,170.

Glenn Brian Wallace, 32, and Brandie Lee Ives, both of Canton, were arrested and charged with burglary, criminal trespass and having an outstanding warrant. Ives was wanted out of Douglasville.

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    So...the homeowner gave items away as "gifts"..
    May 17, 2013 | 12:50 PM

    ...and then the ingrates come back to steal from him. It doesn't get much more pathetic than that. Hope these dirtbags spend several years behind bars.

    This is a reason to wherever possible move yourself with the help of friends and family whenever at all possible. Especially since moving companies like "2 Men And A Truck" apparently don't run background checks on those they hire. You just can't trust strangers these days.

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