Arrest made in deli, pawn burglaries
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man this weekend in connection with a number of burglaries around the city, including a large theft of deli meat.
Baton Rouge Police accused Luis Carlos Flores, 30, on Saturday. They said Flores broke into Anthony's Italian Deli on Jan. 9 and stole specialty meats, then on Jan. 11 stole a shotgun, iPhone, and some computers from the American Pawn shop on Florida Boulevard. Detectives also connected him to the prior burglary of an AutoZone on Florida Boulevard back on Aug. 3, 2013, where a car battery was taken.
According to jail records, police stopped Flores on Jan. 11 after they spotted him parking a pickup that matched one show in surveillance video from the American Pawn burglary. The officer said when he got up to the vehicle he saw a shotgun in the passenger's seat that matched one taken from the pawn shop.
Police said a search of the apartment Flores was staying at turned up the stolen meat, as well as an iPhone police were told Flores sold to one of his roommates. Police said one of the roommates also said Flores had told them he'd stolen the items from the pawn shop.
Investigators said Flores denied breaking into the businesses.
Police booked Flores into the parish jail on three charges of simple burglary.