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Bicycle burglar suspect caught in Florida

March 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- Police in St. Petersburg, Fla., say they have caught the individual allegedly responsible for a series of burglaries by a bandit on a bicycle.

St. Petersburg police said 36-year-old Francisco Garcia was arrested Thursday after undercover officers allegedly saw the New York native reaching inside a car window, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Friday.

"He was riding around on a bicycle with a backpack for his stolen items," Det. Tim Brown alleged.

Police suspect in addition to breaking into 18 cars to steal global positioning systems since last Saturday, Garcia may have taken part in up to 15 other burglaries.

One of the thefts Garcia took place on the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg.

The incident in a campus parking garage prompted a campus safety forum Thursday held by USF-St. Petersburg police, the Times said.

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