Teen wanted in multiple burglaries is in custody

A 13-year-old Cairo boy is in custody and officers are looking for another teenager in connection to burglaries at Cairo High School and several Cairo businesses this summer.
The Cairo youth in custody was arrested Tuesday, June 29, while walking on railroad tracks in town. Cairo Police officers had already been to his home and found some items taken from the businesses. “When we went to the house to pick the juveniles up, we found a lot of stolen property at the house, mainly tools and electronics. Some from all the way back to the first burglary, to one that had been reported that day,” said Wandell Asbell, investigator with Cairo Police.
The young teen is accused of breaking into Cairo High School twice, Central Transportation Services, G T Metal Works, Southern Automotive and Taylor Hydraulics over a period of time spanning from the end of the 2009-2010 school year to June 29. A bicycle found at the youth’s house had also been reported stolen.
Police were operating on tips from the community that indicated two teenagers who lived in the same house were keeping odd night hours.
The mother of the 13-year-old was charged with two misdemeanor counts of theft by receiving stolen property for allegedly having the items in her home.
A 16-year-old male who lived with the family, but is unrelated by blood, is the second suspect wanted in the burglaries, but police have been unable to locate him so far.
The 13-year-old is charged with six counts of burglary and one count of theft by taking, according to Asbell. He is being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center in Thomasville.
Anyone with information about the 16-year-old suspect should contact Cairo Police investigators at 229-378-3096.
Because both males are juveniles, their names are not released.

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