Suspect arrested for string of Gloucester Co. home burglaries

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by Velma Scaife, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 11 at 6:42 PM

GLOUCESTER CO.-- The Gloucester Sheriff's Department has been on a roll lately, solving a string of daytime home burglaries.

Following last week's arrest of five teenagers, police yesterday arrested 27-year-old Steven Tozer of Gloucester on 15 felony criminal charges and five misdemeanors linked  to 8 break-ins.

After investigators identified Tozer as a suspect, he was put under surveillance. Yesterday, officers followed him to a house on Crab Thicket Road.

"An alarm went off once he forced entry into the residence.  I believe that scared him off," said Sheriff Darrell Warren.

Tozer was later arrested while parked at a nearby convenience store.

"We knew he was a person of interest, but we really wanted some additional confirmation,"  Warren added.

Investigators have recovered most of the property Tozer is accused of stealing, including a diamond ring valued at $10,000.

"We have solved three strings of burglaries in as many weeks." said Warren.

Tozer remains in the Gloucester Jail without bond.  

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