Kingsland burglar arrested 7 hours after crime

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Camden County Sheriff's Office

KINGSLAND, Ga. - With the help of tips from the public garnered through Facebook, the Camden County Sheriff's Office was able to apprehend a burglary suspect in a matter of seven hours early Friday.

The burglary of watches, knives, a bag of coins and 14 guns was reported by a resident on Greenville Road around 7 p.m. Thursday. Around 2 a.m. Friday, Joshua Michael Crippa, 28, of St. Marys was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and burglary, according to a release from CCSO.

CCSO posted about the burglary on Facebook at 9:45 p.m. Thursday night and tips began coming in almost immediately. Crippa was arrested and the stolen items were recovered from three different locations, the release detailed.

"This is what happens when dedicated law enforcement professionals apply themselves to a task," said Sheriff Jim Proctor. "Without their hard work and the help of the people of Camden County through the Facebook notification, the victim in the case would be very unhappy today. Fortunately we were able to gets his belongs back to him quickly. I want to thank all the CCSO employees who helped in this investigation."

The investigation into the burglary is ongoing and additional arrests are pending.