A couple of 20-year-old Waycross men threw a concrete block through the plate glass door of a convenience store on Waring Street early Monday and stole money and merchandise, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal, who added that one of them is in jail and the other is at large.
Royal is asking for help from the public in finding the at-large suspect.
Jeremiah Saran White, 20, of Vernon Street, is behind bars, he said. Timothy Leon O’Hara, 20, of a Vernon Willis Drive residence, is wanted on an outstanding warrant for burglary, said Royal.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of O’Hara is asked to call 287-4335, and they will remain anonymous. He is described as a black male, 5-foot-9, 135 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.
“We are actively seeking this man on arrest warrants and would appreciate any help from the public,” said Royal.
Video surveillance revealed that they took a small amount of money, some cigarettes and food items from the store, Royal said. All of the utility lines to the store had been cut to prevent the alarm from being activated, said Royal.
White turned himself in at the Ware County jail, surrendering at 5:25 p.m. to Deputy Devon Rios.
Detectives Mike Thrift, Hope Salinas and Lt. Neil Skerratt were in charge of the investigation.
A citizen driving past the store Monday morning saw the evidence of a break-in and called 9-1-1 to report the crime, Royal said.