(The AEGIS Alliance) – A Pennsylvania man now charged with breaking into around 1,000 automobiles in a stunning criminal activity spree covering 2 states for about a year was ultimately caught, authorities stated.
33-year-old Keith Johnson was apprehended over the weekend on a multitude of charges, consisting of burglary, theft, obtaining stolen residential or commercial property, as well as loitering, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office said.
Officials stated the suspect targeted unlocked vehicles in “just about every municipality” in central Bucks County, from Hilltown Township to Yardley, and also western New Jersey. The series of break-ins started as early as September 2019 and also continued on for much of 2020.
“As a result of the tireless investigation by our office in partnership with local law enforcement, this community can have peace of mind knowing the individual charged today with breaking into more than 1,000 cars in Bucks County is being held to account,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a press release to local news media.
Surveillance footage shared by Bucks County authorities last summertime revealed the covered-up thief striking numerous vehicles each night while wearing black and strolling or running in a “distinct style.” He was additionally recognized for putting on orange and also white Nike footwear along with a satchel-style bag that he made use of to stash his stolen items, according to authorities.
The stolen things consisted of credit cards, sunglasses, pens, pocket money, automobile registrations, as well as insurance coverage cards. All vehicles targeted in the spree were unlocked, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office stated.
Keith Johnson was booked right into the Bucks County jail on a $100,000 bail Friday night, according to NBC Philadelphia.
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