Pekin police arrest suspect in car burglaries

By WEEK Producer

April 16, 2014 Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 11:12 PM CDT

PEKIN, Ill. – Pekin Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a series of car burglaries.

Gabriel Thompson, 18, was arrested Tuesday night in the 1200 block of Florence on charges of Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Trespass to a Vehicle and Illegal Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

Pekin Police say most of the vehicles that were burglarized were left unlocked. They are reminding residents to lock their cars and store valuables out of sight.

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