Travis W. Cosbey
Joel E. Cosbey
Two brothers were arrested in connection with more than 40 burglaries that took place over a three-month period in multiple communities in the Long Neck area of Sussex County.
State police have charged Travis W. Cosbey,19, and his brother Joel E. Cosbey, 25, both of Millsboro, for a total of 418 charges including burglary, theft, criminal mischief, possession of burglar tools and conspiracy.
The arrest of the Cosbey brothers was the result of an investigation into residential burglaries dating back to August in the Pot-Nets Bayside, Pot-Nets Creekside, Pot-Nets Lakeside, Long Neck Village and Leisure Point Millsboro.
Police said the duo would forcibly enter residences through locked doors and stole flat screen televisions, video games systems, various electronics, jewelry, tools and other property.
Detectives have recovered stolen property from these burglaries and are in the process of conducting an inventory to identify ownership of the items and will contact the victims when this process is complete.
The Cosbey brothers were committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $23,500 secured bond each.