Serial burglar gets 30 years in Cobb, DeKalb burglaries

- A Stone Mountain man who targeted homes in DeKalb and Cobb counties was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 10 years of probation, said Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds in a news release.

A jury convicted Barry Gibson, 55, on charges of burglary and theft by taking for burglarizing two Marietta homes in 2014 and four homes DeKalb County.

During the burglaries, Gibson stole thousands worth of electronics, jewelry and weapons, then pawned the items to pawn shops in metro Atlanta, according to the statement.

The burglaries were linked to Gibson after investigators tracked some of the items to the pawn shops.

Gibson was also identified as the perpetrator of four residential burglaries in DeKalb County, all occurring within seven weeks of the first Cobb County burglary, said Reynolds. Gibson pled guilty to the DeKalb County burglaries in 2016.

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