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Arrest clears more than a dozen thefts at LSU

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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 2:09 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jan 31, 2014 2:09 PM
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Topics: lsu theft, lsu burglary, lsu police, burglary arrest

BATON ROUGE - Police at LSU said an arrest Friday helped them solve several thefts from the campus that happened over the past few months.

Police arrested Marcus Eugene Armstrong, 42, and charged him with 15 counts of simple burglary along with other charges.

LSU Police said they were helped by Baton Rouge Police investigators, who found several items they said Armstrong pawned. Police said Armstrong also had several warrants, one in Nebraska for outstanding child support debt and another from Mississippi for a stolen vehicle. Investigators said that vehicle matched the description of one seen in the LSU thefts.

LSU Police said they found the vehicle with the help of East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office investigators, and got a warrant to search Armstrong's residence. Inside police said they found several computers and other electronics stolen from the campus.

Armstrong was booked into the parish jail. Police said additional charges could be coming as they continue their investigation.

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