Police say the break ins began in October and continued through December. The targets were beachfront homes on the Isle Of Palms in South Carolina.
Each time, the thieves were interested in one particular item, flat screen televisions. Investigators say 41 year old Willie Brown Jr. headed up the operation, with help from two women who work for a St. Stephen maid service that was hired to clean the rental homes.
"There was no forced entry and investigators believed that the perpetrator did in fact have a key or access to a key," said Isle Of Palms Police Sergeant Dawn Caldwell.
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