Columbus police make arrests in string of business burglaries

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COLUMBUS, Ga — The Columbus Police Department announces more than 20 burglaries at local businesses have been linked to two men’s arrests.

Major Gil Slouchick says in a press release 42-year-old Taquawn Pollard and 22-year-old Madison Reese are in Muscogee County Jail connected to multiple burglaries at sports retailers, liquor and food stores, and automobile parts and repair shops.

Police say Reese was arrested December 28 and Pollard was caught the very next day. Both were identified through video surveillance and police witnesses.

Police say the two suspects are linked to the following cases:

  • Moon Mart                         7160 Moon Road, Suite A
  • The Bottle Shop                101 Southern Way
  • Advance Auto Parts         4933 Hamilton Road
  • Food Mart                           4640 Warm Springs Road
  • Parkway Liquor                 7160 Moon Road, Suite B
  • Cross Court Sports           4784 Milgen Road
  • Dollar General                   3885 Miller Road
  • Cross Court Sports           4784 Milgen Road
  • Food Mart                           4640 Warm Springs Road
  • Cross Court Sports           4784 Milgen Road
  • G&J Outfitters                   4724 Hamilton Road
  • Cross Court Sports           4784 Milgen Road
  • G&J Outfitters                   4724 Hamilton Road
  • Advance Auto Parts         4933 Hamilton Road
  • NAPA Auto Parts              1504 Alexander Street
  • Circle A                                 6959 Macon Road
  • Unique Sports                   5110 Hamilton Road
  • Circle A                                 6959 Macon Road
  • Unique Sports                   5110 Hamilton Road

The press release says several more business burglaries in Harris County and Talbot County are connected to Pollard and Reese.

The Burglary and Theft Unit was able to recover $600 worth of the stolen items.

Officers are also on the lookout for two additional suspects. The press release says police suspect two more people, 25-year-old Derius Irby and 31-year-old Erica Crouch, are connected to these burglaries.

Supervisory Detective Sargent Thomas Hill says both Pollard and Reese have been denied bond because of the lengthy extent of their crimes.

Anyone with information on the additional suspects should call 911 or the Columbus Police Property Crimes unit at (706) 653-3424.

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