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|TV bandit nabbed by city police|
A man who has been breaking into Winnsboro homes and making away with flat screen television sets was apprehended by police last Tuesday.
Arrigo Maiden, 22, of 231 Willow Street, was picked up by police officers and confessed to burglarizing two homes and stealing the TV sets, said Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas, Jr.
"In both burglaries, he stole TVs out of both houses and we have been able to recover the TVs," Thomas said.
Thomas said police had been canvassing neighborhoods for information after someone broke in through a locked door at a house on Dec. 16 and took a 26 inch flat screen TV.
A couple of days later, on Dec. 18, a similar crime occurred when another 26 inch flat screen TV was stolen from another residence by forced entry through a door, Thomas said.
There was no one home during the burglaries, according to police.
Officers were eventually tipped off who was committing the crimes by neighbors who saw Maiden in the yard of the home where the second burglary happened, Thomas said.
Thomas said Maiden was familiar to police because he had previously been arrested on burglary charges.
After he was spotted in a nearby neighborhood by officers and arrested, Maiden told police he had stolen the TVs and sold them to unsuspecting buyers, according to police.
"One of the TVs was sold for $200 and the other for $100," Thomas said.
Thomas said Maiden was shortly released from jail on bond.