PROVO Police say they have arrested a man who may be responsible for a string of more than 50 apartment burglaries in Provo in the past couple months
Police arrested the 30-year-old man at just after 3 a.m. Thursday after an officer ran his vehicle's license plates. "I identified it as one exactly matching a convicted felony burglar," the officer wrote in a statement. Information in the case was filed in a 4th District Court affidavit.
The officer spotted the vehicle in Brigham Young University's lower campus area where the burglaries occurred.
When the officer noticed bags in the Lehi man's back seat, he asked the man to step out of the car. After getting consent from the man, the officer searched the bags and found several bags of about 20 electronic items, including, iPods, cell phones and video game players.
Officers also confiscated a knife and miniature baseball bat.
Provo police issued a description of a suspect Feb. 28 who was reportedly seen entering an apartment building. He was described as about 200 pounds, about 6 feet tall and between the ages of 25 and 50.
The man arrested is 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and 30 years old, according to jail booking documents.
A judge ordered a $5,000 cash-only bail.