Police Apprehend Burglary Suspect
Suspect’s red F-150 pickup truck helps link multiple burglaries
April 22, 2014
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Henderson, Nev. – In a joint effort between the Henderson Police Department and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a 36-year-old man was arrested on March 25 in connection with multiple burglaries in Henderson and Las Vegas.
Police crime scene analysts matched DNA collected at a Las Vegas burglary scene with Michael Hoffman, who was in the system due to an extensive criminal history dating back to 2000 in the Las Vegas Valley. Officers served a search warrant and found evidence at the suspect’s residence linking him to a series of home burglaries valley-wide. The suspect was also linked to burglaries by his vehicle, a distinctive red Ford F-150 pickup truck that witnesses reported seeing in the areas of the burglaries.
The suspect burglarized homes by entering through the back and grabbing what he could find in 20-30 seconds. He stole items that were small and easy to carry, such as jewelry and cash.
The suspect was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Henderson Police have charged him with five counts of burglary and five counts of possession of stolen property, in addition to the charges brought against him by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.
Henderson Police remind residents to keep easy-to-carry valuables such as cash, jewelry, guns, and small electronics hidden out of sight or locked in a safe when not in use. Burglars typically spend less than 90 seconds inside a home and target drawers and jewelry boxes.
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