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Arrest After Gun, Jewelry and Drugs Stolen From Manchester Homes

One man is in jail after stealing from two Manchester homes earlier this month, according to police.

The following information was supplied by the . It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made.

Manchester police tell Patch one man is in jail after being arrested in connection to two burglaries in the 300 block of Big Bend Crossing on May 11.

A gun and several pieces of jewelry were stolen from one home while the resident was gone. Police said that resident returned home to find the front door of the home forced open and called police.

As police were investigating in the neighborhood, they found the next door neighbor had also been burglarized. The only item stolen there was a container of prescription drugs valued at $50.

Manchester Police Captain Charles Hunn tells Patch police were able to identify and arrest a suspect.

"He's also responsible for a number of burglaries in St.Louis County and in Ballwin," Hunn tells Patch. "He's admitted that he's a heroin addict. The guy's hoping to get himself cleaned up. He's a mess."

Police are not releasing the suspect's name at this time citing his safety while he is in jail and the fact that authorities are still investigating. 

"We think there's other people involved," Hunn explained. "We don't want anything to happen to him while he's in general population, while he's in county."

Hunn said police have not located the stolen gun, but said the jewelry went to a pawn shop in Fenton. The value of the stolen items is estimated to be $930. 

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Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the  at 636-527-9200.

*Please contact Local Editor Gabrielle Biondo with any questions regarding the above reports.

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