PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Those behind a string of break-ins in North Carolina had an Achilles' heel, authorities say: an ankle monitor.

According to a Chatham County Sheriff's Office release, authorities started investigating after eight reported break-ins from July 23 to 25. Over the course of nearly a month, they got a description of the suspects and vehicle, and were able to recover stolen items like jewelry and a crossbow.

A ninth break-in on Aug. 21 was committed by suspects matching the description, and a GPS ankle monitor worn by one tied the group to the location.

The News & Observer reports that 21-year-old Jonathan Davidson and 25-year-old Gaberial Harris were arrested Friday, and 28-year-old Deshawn Bailey is still being sought.

The newspaper didn't include comments from the suspects or representation.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com