Three suspected burglars arrested after night of vehicle break-ins

by Wes Mayer

Two men and a juvenile, suspected of breaking into multiple vehicles across Coweta County, were arrested Saturday, according to authorities.

The two men, Michael Lawrence Andrews, 23, and Joshua Andrew Stasiulaitis, 25, and the juvenile are believed to be responsible for seven different entering auto thefts and burglaries Friday night, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple Cowetans reported their vehicles’ windows had been shattered and some items were stolen from inside.

Around 2 a.m. Saturday, thieves broke into the South Forks BP gas station on Corinth Road to steal some beer, Yarbrough said. Fortunately, a nearby neighbor was able to call 911 and give a description of the vehicle. A lookout was placed on the vehicle, and the suspects were identified and taken into custody by Newnan Police Officer Kyle LaChance a few hours later, Yarbrough said.

Andrews and Stasiulaitis will both be charged for multiple counts of burglary and entering autos to commit theft, Yarbrough said. The investigation is ongoing to determine the juvenile’s involvement.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital edition of The Newnan Times-Herald.



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