Burglary suspect captured by Peoria police

By WEEK Producer

January 30, 2013 Updated Oct 28, 2013 at 10:13 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A man suspected of a rash of Peoria area burglaries has been taken into custody.

Peoria authorities say they responded to the 3000 block of University while a burglary was in progress.

The suspect, later identified as Brian Lamb, fled the residence. He was later captured by police, who saw him fleeing from the area of West Wilcox after another burglary.

Lamb was brought to the Peoria Police Department and questioned. Police say he admitted to committing seven burglaries throughout the area of the Wardcliffe Sub-division and in the area of Sherwood, Hudson and Forrest Hill Ave.

Lamb was sent to the Peoria County Jail on six counts of Residential Burglary and one count of Attempted Residential Burglary.

This investigation is still currently in-progress. The Peoria Police Department urges anyone with information about these rash of day time residential burglaries to contact the Peoria Police Department at 673-4521 or Crime Stoppers at 673-9000.