This Week in Serial Crime: Alleged U-Haul Burglar
The Houston Police Department earlier this month nabbed a suspect in at least 14 burglaries, they announced this week.
Torron Jermaine Alexander, 42, was hit with a charge of two counts of burglary for a series of crimes police say took him from one U-Haul business to another since late April.
Police said Alexander focused not just on U-Haul stores but also community storage locations and stole cash and televisions from one of those businesses. It wasn't clear if he was just a fan of those reality storage war shows and was maybe looking for something more.
Cops have accused him of targeting the following locations:
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March 3 - U-Haul at 6505 Fondren March 3 - U-Haul at 10621 Main March 17 - Community Self Storage at 2515 Washington Avenue March 18 - Community Self Storage at 2515 Washington Avenue March 22 - U-Haul at 14225 Northwest Freeway March 23 - Community Self Storage at 2101 South Voss March 24 - Community Self Storage at 12906 Fry Road (Harris County) March 26 - U-Haul at 8550 State Highway 6 North (Harris County) March 30 - U-Haul at 10220 Old Katy Road March 30 - Community Self Storage at 2515 Washington Avenue April 13 - Community Self Storage at 2101 South Voss April 14 - U-Haul at 5503 Almeda Road April 22 - U-Haul at 2222 Southwest Freeway April 27 - U-Haul at 6808 Bissonnet
Police say Alexander would scope out the locations and go there when they were closed. He had a stolen U-Haul truck, and would break a window to gain entry. Before he was arrested, he led police on a short chase.
"Authorities in Fort Bend County arrested Alexander following a short vehicle pursuit on May 5. He remains in the Fort Bend County Jail on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony evading and a burglary of a U-Haul in that county."