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Man Arrested for Dozens of Car Break-Ins

by ARLnow.com March 3, 2015 at 10:25 am 1,796 0

Antoine Kennedy (photo via ACPD)Police say they caught a man they suspect of breaking into dozens of cars in Rosslyn “red-handed” over the weekend.

The arrest happened around 1:40 a.m. Saturday, on the 1100 block of Wilson Blvd.

Arlington County police officers were conducting a plainclothes detail in Rosslyn, in response to the break-ins, when they spotted a man who looked like a “person of interest” seen in earlier security camera images.

The man, 54-year-old Antoine Kennedy, was “caught red-handed attempting to break into a vehicle with a screwdriver,” according to ACPD spokesman Dustin Sternbeck.

Kennedy, who is homeless and was known to stay in the Rosslyn area, is suspected of “at least 50 vehicle break-ins in the month of February,” Sternbeck said. Police are continuing to investigate whether Kennedy might have been responsible for even more break-ins.

Kennedy has been charged with habitual petit larceny, possession of burglarious tools and felony destruction of property. He was held without bond.

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