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Suspect in custody for Riverside apartment buglaries, no charges filed

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 4:25 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:49 p.m. CDT

RIVERSIDE – Riverside police announced Wednesday that a suspect in a series of apartment burglaries in Riverside is in custody, but no formal charges have been filed as the department's investigation continues, according to a news release.

According to the release, the suspect was taken into custody at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday after police stopped the suspect and seized his vehicle.

Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel said officers were conducting undercover surveillance of the area around the 0-100 block of Forrest Avenue and the 0-100 block of East Avenue.

Weitzel announced that police are investigating as many as six separate apartment complex burglaries and thefts involving the person in custody and believe there may be additional criminal acts committed by the offender that took place as far back as a year ago.

Police first announced last week that they were investigating a string of apartment burglaries that occurred within a block of each other between Christmas and Jan. 21. in Riverside. Electronic equipment, including flat screen televisions and laptops, were targeted in each of the burglaries, police said.

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