A well-dressed man pretending to view homes on behalf of his wife allegedly made off with a plasma TV and a comforter from a furnished model home Wednesday evening, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.
Real estate agents described him as a 5-foot 11-inch light-skinned black male with a short hair cut, wearing a black polo shirt and black dress slacks. However, the thing that apparently stood out most about him was his footwear.
They stated he had "very fancy shoes," according to the report.
The agent reporting the theft in Newton County said the man, who was the last visitor of the day, requested to view the home alone and became agitated when they offered to show him around.
When they came back the next day, they discovered a $1,200 plasma TV had been taken off one of the walls along with a comforter off the bed. The alarm panel was also damaged and the phone lines cut.
In another subdivision in Walton County, agents described a similar man driving a black late-model BMW or Mercedes-Benz four-door car. They discovered their plasma TVs were missing as well the day after the man visited as well one unlocked window.
They said the man claimed to come from New York and told the agents he was staying at a nearby hotel and wanted to bring his wife down to look at the homes.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the NCSO at (770) 786-7605. Anonymous tips can be left online at www.newtonsheriffga.org and clicking on "Anonymous Tip," or by calling (678) 625-5007.