Homeless man arrested for car burglary

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Posted: Mar 17, 2011 12:45 PM by Kevin Davidson
Updated: Mar 17, 2011 12:45 PM
Source: EBRP Sheriff's Office

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Topics: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, homeless, James Roberts, burglary, Central, WBRZ

Baton Rouge - A homeless teenager is in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after admitting to a string a car burglaries near Central.

James Roberts, 19, confessed to seven burglaries on Frenchtown Road.

Deputies say he admitted to breaking into a vehicle every other night between February 22, 2011 and March 5, 2011.

Deputies were able to track a stolen credit card back to Roberts.

Investigators say Roberts told them he would take the stolen items and sell them to strangers for cash.

He's charged with 7 counts of Simple Burglary, 7 counts of Theft and 1 count of Access Device Fraud.

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