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Laurel Man Wanted for Several Sussex County Burglaries

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a Laurel man they said allegedly stole several items from multiple homes and sold them at an area pawn shop.

State police said the investigation started in early February, when a victim said his home had been burglarized three separate times. The home was located on the 23000 block of Atlanta Road in Seaford. According to police, the suspect forced his way into a detached garage and stole several items and tools. Those same items were later found after they had been pawned at a local pawn shop.

DSP said the items were pawned reportedly by 38-year-old Curtis T. Downes of Laurel, who claimed to own the items.

At the end of February, DSP responded to a home on the 32000 block of Bi State Boulevard in Laurel for another reported burglary. Similar items, including power equipment and tools, were taken from the home. State police said Downes pawned those items at the same local pawn shop again.

Troopers said they haven't been able to find Downes. He has warrants out for his arrest on charges of burglary and theft.

Anyone with more information about his whereabouts is asked to call Troop 4, Detective A. Jones at 302-856-5850.

 

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