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Police: 'Rat Burglar' Arrested in Connection with 18 Dover Burglaries

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Thomas K. Jenkins, 49, of Capitol Heights, Md. Thomas K. Jenkins, 49, of Capitol Heights, Md.

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- Dover police say a man they believe to be the so-called "rat burglar" who cut holes to tunnel into buildings has been arrested in Maryland.

Authorities said in a news release Thursday that 49-year-old Thomas K. Jenkins of Capitol Heights, Md., was arrested last month by deputies with the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office.

Police said Jenkins had cut a hole in the roof of a commercial business in Maryland on March 9 and deputies arrested him as he fled.

Dover police said Jenkins was found in possession of .45 caliber handgun stolen from a Delaware business. Police say a search of his vehicle revealed another handgun stolen from the same business.

Jenkins is being held in Maryland and will face 72 charges involving 18 burglaries in Dover.

Charges for Jenkins include wearing a disguise during commission of a felony (4 counts), third degree burglary (18 counts), possession of burglary tools (18 counts), theft under $1,500 (14 counts), and criminal mischief (18 total counts/2 felony level).

Thomas Jenkins was charged with the burglaries at the following locations:

  • Maple Dale Country Club
  • Manlove Auto Parts
  • Sovereign Properties
  • Morgan Properties
  • U and I Builders
  • AMCO Check Cashing
  • Colonial Investment
  • 1st Capital Mortgage
  • Advantage Travel
  • Ancient Way Massage
  • Tranquil Spirit Massage/Spa
  • Christopher Asay Massage
  • Morgan Communities
  • Vincenzo's Restaurant
  • Happy Fortune Chinese Restaurant
  • Happy 13 Liquors
  • Del-One Credit Union
  • Pizza Time

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