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Sanford man suspected in 20 ATV thefts

Posted June 23, 2010

— Investigators with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office say they suspect that a Sanford man is behind the thefts of as many as 20 all-terrain vehicles.

Robbie Knight has been charged with felony larceny in the thefts of two four-wheelers in the Bear Creek area on April 23.

Investigators said they are also eying Knight in connection to a string of ATV thefts in the past several months. He has been uncooperative, investigators said.

"Detectives have been working long hours in the investigation and received evidence last week that finally linked suspect Robbie Knight to the crimes," Maj. Gary Blakenship said in a statement.

More arrests are expected in the case.

Knight was placed in the Chatham County jail under a $95,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for July 26.


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  • jailorjoe1978 Jun 23, 2010

    take 20 broken down atvs, grind them into tiny pieces, and force feed them to him. i bet he wont want to see another atv for life.

    of course he will likely just switch to motorcycles...

  • dta27615 Jun 23, 2010

    easy solution: just put him in a room with the folks who've had their property stolen. let em settle it like rednecks.

  • Opinionated1 Jun 23, 2010

    20 Stolen ATVs = public flogging! How about the peeps that accepted the stolen goods. If they were aware, then they need to get some time in the penalty box too!

  • mxteam44 Jun 23, 2010

    You're probably right, unfortunately! Why can't people leave other people's stuff alone?

  • working for deadbeats Jun 23, 2010

    He'll get 6 mons unsupervised probation..watch. I hate a thief.