14-Year-Old Thief Busted By iPad Tracking Software, Charged In String Of Bethesda Burglaries
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BETHESDA, Md. (CBSDC) — Montgomery County Police arrested a 14-year-old boy for a string of burglaries in Bethesda.
Authorities believe the boy is responsible for six burglaries, including two at one home. He has also been charged with one theft.
The robberies began on May 2 and occurred in close proximity of one another. The boy typically entered the homes through a basement window.
The juvenile was caught after he stole an Apple iPad from a residence in the 5000 block of Keokuk Street on May 9. Using tracking software installed on the iPad, police were able to locate the suspect’s residence. He was arrested without incident.
As he was being questioned by police, the juvenile confessed to committing four other burglaries and one attempted burglary.
Police also determined the bicycle the suspect was riding at the time he was arrested was also stolen.
The juvenile has been charged with the following six incidents:
- 4900 block of Greenway Drive in Bethesda, May 1
- 4900 block of Little Falls Drive in Bethesda, May 7 – attempt
- 5200 block of Westport Road in Bethesda, May 8
- 4900 block of Little Falls Drive in Bethesda, May 9 – second incident at same residence
- 5000 block of Keokuk Street in Bethesda, May 9
- 5000 block of Brookdale Road in Bethesda, May 10 – attempt