CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A serial burglar was arrested as a result store video surveillance camera, police department-wide communication, and an ankle monitor, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
On June 20 around 6:20 a.m., officers responded to reports of a break-in at 4732 Sharon Road. When they got there, they saw a suspect broke a window to enter Gig's Cupcakes and stole property including a cash register.
Detectives distributed surveillance video footage department-wide and reviewed it. Multiple detectives in other patrol divisions recognized the suspect: Jalin Brown, 20.
He's been arrested more than a dozen times.
Officers were able to locate him as he had a court-ordered electronic monitoring device. He had been ordered to wear it while he was awaiting trial on completely separate commercial breaking or entering changes.
Brown was interviewed and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. He has been charged with felony breaking or entering as well as larceny after breaking or entering.
CMPD said this case is "a recent example of effective communication and collaboration."