Statesboro and Georgia Southern University police are seeking a suspect in a car theft as well as three burglaries.
Sometime between 1:30 and 10 a.m. Thursday, a silver Pontiac G6 was stolen from a parking lot at Campus Crossings, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said.
Statesboro police officers weren't notified until around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, and began an investigation.
"A Nixle alert was sent out to the public to be on the lookout for the vehicle," he said.
At the same time Statesboro police were investigating the vehicle theft, Georgia Southern police "were investigating three recent burglaries in the area of Southern Pines Residence Hall on campus," he said. "During their investigation, GSU police received the information on the stolen vehicle from Statesboro police and began looking for the vehicle on campus. GSU Officer Kevin Day located the vehicle in the Southern Pines parking lot."
University police provided surveillance video of the suspect who stole the vehicle, and "the same subject is also a suspect in the three burglaries that occurred in Southern Pines," he said.
Statesboro police Detective Kevin Weatherly and Georgia Southern police Investigator Lt. Wayne McKinney are the lead investigators on the case, Turner said.
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact McKinney at the Georgia Southern Police Department at (912) 478-3015 or Weatherly at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.