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Story of the Day: 17-Year-Old Arrested with Stolen Property, Police Say Suspect Responsible for School Burglaries
Police may have caught a break in their efforts to stem a rash of computer burglaries at Bronx schools and churches. Yesterday, police said they had arrested 17-year-old Pedro Delacruz on Jerome Avenue and charged him with possession of stolen property and burglary tools. According to the Daily News, police said Delacruz started his crime spree in January when he broke into St. Ann's Church in Norwood and spent the next five months burglarizing various public and private schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, including All Hallows High School, PS/MS 280, Cardinal Hayes High School and the latest, PS 73, where a total of 77 laptops were stolen. Delacruz has not been convicted of anything, but police say he was in possession of keys to PS 73. They believe he may be part of a larger burglary network.
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