Police: Serial daytime burglar arrested

September 15, 2009 10:37:17 AM PDT
Authorities in Warminster, Pa. say they have arrested a man wanted for a number of daytime residential burglaries throughout the area.Investigators say they received a tip that the suspect they were looking for was Theodore Gregory Wojtusik, 22, of Warminster. They also learned he drove a royal blue Chrysler 300, similar to the vehicle seen at several of the burglaries.

On Monday, police put Wojtusik under surveillance and watched him travel through a number of neighborhoods, walking up to homes wearing a green vest and a green hard hat, claiming to be a meter reader. Police say he was doing that to see if homes were unoccupied.

Police say they watched Wojtusik approached a home on the 1100 block of Orchid Road in Warminster, but was interrupted by homeowner who refused to allow him to look at the meter.

Then, police followed him to Lower Southampton Township, where detectives say they saw him break into a home in the 1900 block of Jersey Street.

Wojtusik was arrested, police say, as he was leaving the home with a black duffel bag with jewelry stolen from the home.

He was charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of an Instrument of Crime and 2 Counts of Attempted Burglary.

Wojtusik was arraigned on $100,000 bail.

He is a suspect in burglaries in Upper and Lower Southampton Townships, Northampton, Lower and Upper Moreland Townships and Hatboro, Pa.


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