Police Nab So-Called Delaware ‘Rat Burglar' in Maryland

Dover Police said a man they believe to be the so-call rat burglar who cut holes to enter and tunnel into buildings has been arrested in Maryland.

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

Authorities 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 is being held in Maryland and will face 72 charges involving 18 burglaries in Dover when he is returned to Delaware.

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