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Man charged in vehicle break-ins
Police: Victims watched him carry a pink backpack
Chao Wu

A Statesboro man was arrested after victims of a vehicle break-in saw him with a pink backpack belonging to their mother, police said.

At 1 a.m. Sunday, the victims saw a man, later identified as Chao Wu, 24, of Chandler Road, walking away from one of their vehicles while wearing the backpack, Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner said in a news release issued Monday.

They watched Wu enter an apartment at Willow Bend Apartments with the backpack, then leave without the backpack, Turner said.

They then contacted the Statesboro Police Department. Advanced Police Officer Robert Moseley arrived on the scene, identified Wu, and recovered the pink backpack from the apartment, Turner said.

After further investigation, Wu was charged with two counts of entering auto. He is being held at the Bulloch County Jail awaiting further court action.

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact Detective Keith Holloway at the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or by texting a message starting with "TIPSSPD" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.


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