Two Burglary rings busted in one county.
Saunders County Sheriff's investigators have uncovered burglars who steal only antiques and separate unconnected suspects who run surveillance before striking.
Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtz said four families had expensive antiques stolen from farmhouses in Saunders and northern Lancaster counties.
The items were up to 150 years old with total value of $25,000.
A Lincoln antique dealer who purchased the stolen antiques has been arrested along with a suspected burglar. Warrants have been issued for two other suspects.
An investigation into a separate ring of burglars found a hit list of 36 potential targets. Most are rural homes or farmhouses. Those burglars would watch for opportunities when nobody was home before breaking in.
One suspect has been arrested from the "hit list" burglary ring.
Both antiques and expensive fishing equipment has been recovered after investigations into both burglary rings.
One victim Scott Moore, had $2,000 in fishing gear taken from a vacation cabin. Moore said, "If victims are diligent and work with the law,
you get you stuff back. Hopefully these guys end up in jail for a couple of years and think about what they did."
So far between the two cases three suspects have been arrested with three more being sought.