The Athens Banner-Herald reports police in Savannah have found the sedan a suspect was driving when he allegedly pilfered wallets from employees at several Winder businesses. Antonio "Tony" Hornsby, who has been dubbed is still at large.
Hornsby, 54, was identified as the thief who targeted commercial businesses in Winder on March 19 posing as a maintenance employee. He has been charged with felony warrants for burglary and theft, misdemeanor theft by taking and loitering and prowling by Athens-Clarke County Police. He is also a suspect in several thefts in Duluth, Braselton, Acworth, Cartersville and Henry County.
Police had believed Hornby was traveling along Interstate 75 on his way to Florida, where he has family. Athens Patch reports Hornsby is a suspect in thefts in 15 south Georgia counties and in Valdosta.
The Winder Police Department asked for help in March to identify the suspect, captured in video surveillance. According to a news release issued by the department, the Winder victims were targeted between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, and each of the witnesses gave similar descriptions of a man who entered the businesses claiming to be someone sent by the building owner to perform services such as carpet cleaning and pest control. The man was given access to office areas after telling employees he needed to inspect the area for the work he was going to perform. Employees, who were out of their offices, discovered their wallets missing from purses and desks shortly after the man left the buildings.