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Memphis burglary ring busted

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Whitehaven residents can rest easier knowing an organized burglary ring is now out of business.

Victim Gary Williams lost hundreds of dollars' worth of jewelry when the burglars hit his home.

A board now covers the window they smashed in order to break in.

"The window's going to cost $500, just to fix the window," Williams said.

He's one of dozens of residents targeted by what Memphis police described as an organized burglary ring, allegedly run by 20-year-old Jeremy Williams and three teenage accomplices.

Police say the four young suspects broke into as many as 40 homes and stole a total of 10 cars in and around the Whitehaven area.

"I'm glad they caught them," said Williams, who credits his neighbor with putting a stop to the burglaries.

"He saw the person walking back and forth between the two houses," Williams said.

When police arrived, they spotted the man who matched the description provided by Williams' neighbor.

Williams said he had never met his neighbor before the burglary.

"I hadn't even met him. He recently moved over here," he said. "That was the first time I met him."

Some neighbors whom Williams did know were the very people who ended up stealing from him. Williams says police discovered some of his belongings in a backyard just two houses away.

 

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