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Burglar caught twice in same night

Burglar caught twice in same night
Peter Studley's mugshot, via Volusia County jail.

ORMOND PARK, Fla., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Florida officials said a burglar was twice caught in the act in the same night and left some blood behind at one of the crime scenes.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Peter Studley, 52, of Ormond Park, allegedly broke into the manager's room Saturday at the Vanguard Motel, where he had been staying for about a month, and was caught taking money and valuables by the manager, who recognized him.

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Studley fled and allegedly broke into a work van parked outside a cabinet business on South Yonge Street and was again interrupted when the owner arrived. Deputies said they found Studley had smashed a window and left behind droplets of blood.

A deputy spotted Studley walking along Ridgewood Avenue a little less than two hours later and he was arrested on two counts of burglary and two counts of criminal mischief.

Investigators said they recovered the items taken from the manager's office and deputies found surveillance footage of the suspect, who had fresh lacerations on both arms and his right leg, breaking into the van.

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