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Burglary suspect leaves ID at scene: Gary cops

Victor V. Colon

Victor V. Colon

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GARY — Either Victor Colon is a lousy burglar, or he really wants to get caught.

Colon, 20, of Gary, was charged Monday with burglary for the second time this year.

In both cases, he stole from his neighbors in the city’s Brunswick section and left clues that led victims and police to him, police said.

Witnesses told Detective Daryl Gordon they saw Colon walking around the side of a home on his block on May 22. When the homeowner returned, he found that a kitchen window screen had been cut and several items were missing from his home, including a television, game system, laptop computer, DVD player, gym bag and coin bank. The homeowner also found a wallet — with Colon’s identification inside, police said.

In December, police found a garage door had been pried open and several items appeared to be missing, including a wheeled cart. Cpl. Michael George followed wheel tracks in the snow from the victim’s garage to Colon’s home down the block. They recovered some of the stolen goods nearby.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Colon, who will be held without bail when he is apprehended, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court in the December case on June 26.

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