Suspected Car Burglar Charged 23 Times By Police

Tuesday January 28th, 2014

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A man who allegedly broken into more than 9 vehicles during one robbery spree is facing 23 charges and a second suspect is at large.

Police were first called to an apartment building in the 1700 block of University Avenue West on January 19th. Suspects had broken into the apartment building and made their way to the parking level of the building. Once inside the parking level, the suspects broke into 9 vehicles by smashing window glass to gain entry.

The next day, police were called back to the same building after someone reported seeing a suspicious male. Police discovered that several vehicles were broken into in the parking garage. Officers searched the garage and found a man crouching down hiding between parked vehicles. He was placed under arrest without incident.

Police say the male had a backpack with several items of property belonging to vehicles that were broken into.

Police have charged 45-year-old George Liscombe with 10 counts of mischief, 2 counts of break and enter, 2 counts of possession of stolen property, 7 counts of theft and 2 counts of possession of break and enter tools.

Police are still looking for a second suspect captured on surveillance. He’s described as a man with a medium build wearing a brown leather coat, black knit hat, black scarf around face, gloves and dark pants.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4352 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS).

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