Man Broke into Termite Tented Homes, St. Pete Police Say
He broke into 12 homes during the past five weeks, St. Petersburg police said.
ST. PETERSBURG – Police here have accused a man of breaking into homes while they were tented for termite treatment.
David Cooper, 36, of St. Petersburg, was charged with seven counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, two counts of dealing in stolen property, one count of armed burglary and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. When arrested, St. Petersburg police said he was also wanted on an outstanding warrant from Hillsborough County in connection with a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Police said Cooper broke into 12 homes that were being tented for termites over the past five weeks. Officers said they recovered rifles, a handgun, ammunition, electronics, jewelry,
shoes and cash Cooper stole from the various homes he entered.
For information about the St. Petersburg Police Department, go to police.stpete.org.
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