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Watchful neighbor leads to burglary arrest in Valdosta

Evans has been arrested and charged with burglary, theft by taking and theft by deception. / Photo: MGN Online & Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

A Valdosta man has been arrested after police say he let a salvage company into a former aquiantance's apartment to take items for resale.

Investigators say a concerned neighbor called officers on Friday after seeing someone in the woman's home that wasn't supposed to be there.

Officers responded and met with the individual who worked with the salvage company and told officers that they had paid an agreed upon sum of money with a subject to go through the residence and collect whatever property they could use and resale. The person that they made a deal with even had a key to the home and nothing appeared out of the ordinary according to the company.

The home owner later advised officers that no one had been given permission to enter her home or sell her belongings. This led to the victim identifying 33-year-old Robin Evans as a potential subject.

Evans was then identified as the person who attempted to illegally sell the property to the salvage company.

Evans has been arrested and charged with burglary, theft by taking and theft by deception.

The salvage company returned all of the victim's items to her home.

“The Valdosta Police Department is grateful to the anonymous caller who phoned in the initial complaint. Neighbors looking out for each other and contacting police is essential to keeping crime in check,” said Lieutenant Adam Bembry.

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