Man charged with multiple account of burglary in Newark
Published: Monday, September 3, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 3, 2012 22:09
Police caught the man who was the suspect in a string of burglaries in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center last Thursday morning. Officers apprehended Norman E. Barnes, 49, of Maryland, was seized by police in Elkton, Md., according to a Newark Police Department press release.
The suspect allegedly involved robbed six businesses on Aug. 23 and attempted to rob three businesses in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center. Another robbery was reported on Aug. 25(CONF) in a jewelry store, also located in the same plaza.
After police determined the suspect was responsible for the burglary of an Applebee’s in the Suburban Plaza on May 20, officers began to believe he was responsible for robberies in other jurisdictions. NPD detectives released images and videos of the suspect to other agencies, who connected the suspect to several other robberies in surrounding areas. An Elkton Police Department detective identified Barnes as a suspect in the investigation.
Police were able to match Barnes with the suspect on the video tape and sent out a warrant for his arrest. After learning he was homeless, Newark Police Department Street Crimes Unit searched for Barnes at motels in the area and identified his vehicle early Thursday morning in Maryland. Along with the Elkton Police Department, Newark Police took Barnes into custody. He was found with burglary tools and other items linking him to the investigation. Barnes is currently held at the Cecil County Detention. His bail is set at $50,000.