Public Assistance Needed In Finding Burglar

Investigators are seeking public assistance in finding a menace who has been burglarizing homes and churches all across Rome and Floyd County since November. Several vehicle thefts and cases of entering auto are also being attributed to the suspect.

John James Shillibeer (age 31) is currently driving a stolen gray Honda Civic with license plate CDP1431. That plate may have been swapped for a dealer drive out tag. The man is homeless and currently sleeping in his vehicle.Shillibeer is 6-foot, 200 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo sleeve on his left arm.

The man has active felony warrants and is in possession of a stolen firearm.Police believe the suspect is armed and dangerous. The public is encouraged to notify 911 if he is spotted, but please do not approach him or attempt to detain the man.The incidents of theft and burglary extend into the city Rome but also reach out to Bartow and Polk Counties. Investigators have already been able to recover some property and a stolen vehicle, but have yet to locate Shillibeer.

Serial burglar linked to area thefts; believed armed and dangerous