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Dekalb County man arrested for a string of break-ins
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Dekalb County man arrested for a string of break-ins

Dekalb County man arrested for a string of break-ins

Dekalb County man arrested for a string of break-ins

DeKalb County Police say an arrest in a string of break-ins in the Northlake area actually resulted in a huge reduction in crime.

Since June, there have been more than a dozen burglaries in the Tucker area.  Captain Stephen Fore tells WSB they got a break in the case after a suspicious vehicle was reported in the area during the time of the crimes.  They eventually linked that vehicle to Louie Newton.  They searched his home and recovered a number of stolen items.

Fore says Newton used his profession to target his victims.

"He would go to a number of residences, seeking electrical work.   He was a legal electrician by trade.  If there was no one home at the residence, he would either sometimes do a burglary, break in right then, or case the location and come back at a later time," said Fore.

So far, they've linked Newton to 13 burglaries.

"Since he was arrested on September 5th, Central precinct detectives were able to confirm we've had a 52% reduction in burglaries in the Northlake area," said Fore.

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