Milwaukee police believe suspect connected to nearly 30 burglaries since 2005
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MILWAUKEE- One arrest may have solved several burglaries in Milwaukee.
For years those living on the north side have filed police reports after thieves would break into garages to steal tools and equipment. According to a search warrant, police believe they have linked one man to nearly 30 burglaries -- dating back to 2005.
Dave's Auto Body on Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee is the most recent in a string of burglaries.
Someone cut a hole into the back garage door and ripped off thousands of dollars in tools and equipment. Ricardo Acevedo works at the shop and told TODAY'S TMJ4, "We did the estimate and it was $15,000-$18,000 of damage."
Those thefts nearly shut down the local repair shop.
Since 2005, garages of homes and businesses on the north side have been hit up for tools, lawnmowers and other equipment.
Milwaukee police searched a house near N. 22nd St. and W. Capitol Ave. where court papers show they found stolen goods from 29 burglaries dating back seven years.
Police haven't said how they came across searching the home for the stolen goods.
The suspect hasn't been charged yet. Police can't say what role this man played in the seven-year garage break ins. But the fact police found stolen tools from those burglaries, including items stolen from Dave's garage, leaves them to believe the suspect knows who broke in to those garages.
The investigation remains open and there's no word if others are involved. As for home and business owners they're advised to keep valuables locked up.