After months (and actually years) of valuable and unique silver pieces have disappeared from some of the wealthiest and most notable homes in the South, the notorious and, admit it, impressive silver thief has been caught.
The thief was thought to be a professional because he was able to cut a pane of glass at a wealthy home in Buckhead and other Southern wealthy communities and enter the home, steal only the most valuable silver pieces and slip out often all while the residents were at home.
As the thefts continued throughout various states and communities in the South, certainly in Buckhead, a retired Internet-savvy New Jersey detective took notice and ultimately took down 51-year-old Blane Nordahl, according to a report from The New York Times.
The detective, Lonnie Mason, saw a pattern in all the reports of silver thefts and called an Atlanta detective and explained how the burglaries were being committed, according to the article.
Nordahl was arrested in Florida in connection to all the recent Southern silver thefts, but may be responsible for 30 years' worth of silver thefts throughout the United States. He has been charged with a slew of burglaries in Atlanta.
According to the NYT piece, he is thought to have committed 500 burglaries, stealing millions and millions worth of antique silver and had been in and out of prison since his first arrest in 1983 in New Jersey.