Police pin 41 burglaries on one man

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Columbus police say they have pinned more than 40 burglaries on one man.

According to officials in the Columbus Police Department's Burglary Division, all 41 crimes were done during the day at homes throughout north Columbus.

Thirty-two-year-old Joshua McWilliams was arrested two weeks ago on an outstanding burglary warrant and police say the case against him has snowballed since then.

Police say McWilliams burglarized homes over a three month time period, from March to June.

But he is no stranger to the system. Columbus Police say he was just released from prison in March after they connected him to 80 residential burglaries.

McWilliams was also convicted of 11 counts of burglary in 1996 and served five years.

Authorities say he would ring doorbells and if no one answered, kick in the back door.

Police tell WTVM they are still recovering stolen items and can't yet estimate the value of what McWilliams allegedly stole.

He is being held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond.

Police say McWilliams targeted homes on:

Canterbury Drive
Gay Meadow Drive
Potomac Circle
Williamsburg Drive
Williamsburg Way
Brookview Drive
Allegheny Drive
Bonnie Drive
Fairview Drive
Flint Drive
Grant Road
Reese Road
Hulsey Street
53rd Street
Litchfield Drive
Morris Road
Thomason Avenue
Trussell Avenue
Turner Road
Moon Road
St. Francis Avenue
River Road
Richmond Avenue
Veterans Parkway
Hale Drive
Moss Drive
Lancaster Avenue
Oates Avenue
Turner Road
Harrison Avenue
Howard Avenue
Cherokee Drive
Gibney Drive 
Lookout Drive 

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