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Motorist arrested in string of Va. car burglaries

Friday - 4/11/2014, 12:08pm  ET

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) -- Police in Waynesboro have arrested a motorist and recovered more than 80 pieces of stolen property from throughout Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The News Leader ( reports an officer determined a car parked in a grocery store lot had been stolen in Georgia. The driver took off and was captured after a police chase.

Police say among the recovered items include two handguns, electronics, prescription medication and purses.

Sgt. Brian Edwards says the smash-and-grab robberies from parked vehicles occurred in Waynesboro, Staunton, Richmond, Fredericksburg, in several counties as well as in Pennsylvania.

Twenty-eight-year-old Duane Martin is charged with grand larceny, felony eluding, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and driving on a suspended license. He's being held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail.


Information from: The News Leader,

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