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Tempe police arrest suspect in burglaries

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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 10:08 am | Updated: 10:11 am, Mon Sep 12, 2011.

Tempe police have made an arrest in connection with a series of home burglaries.

Tony Ray Sullivan, 40, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the area of Interstate 17 and Thomas Road in Phoenix after detectives say he used a stolen credit card at a Circle K store in Phoenix.

Tempe police spokesman Sgt. Steve Carbajal said Sullivan admitted to nighttime burglaries of occupied homes, and a search of his west Phoenix residence turned up stolen property from two Tempe burglaries. Police also found I.D. cards, credit cards and Social Security cards that did not belong to Sullivan.

Sullivan was booked into Tempe City Jail on three counts of theft of a credit card and four counts of burglary. Other charges may be added.

Tempe police say the burglar in this case entered residential yards through unlocked gates and homes through unlocked doors and windows. The string of burglaries prompted a community meeting to be called for Monday night at Tempe’s Westside Community Center.

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