Library break-ins lead to arrest

August 20, 2013

Libraries are not immune to being burglary targets, and not necessarily because of the irresistible attraction of the books. In two break-ins last month at a library branch in Prince George’s County, police said the stolen items included cash, earphones and a laptop computer.

On Monday, police said, they arrested a teenager in connection with the library thefts. He faces “mutiple charges related to the burglary and thefts,” police said.

The break-ins occurred July 27 and July 30 at the Largo-Kettering branch in the 9600 block of Capital Lane in the Largo area, police said.

On both occasions, police said, someone forced his way into the library by breaking a window and a glass door.

In a statement issued Tuesday, police said surveillance video helped detectives identify a suspect.

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