PHOENIX — Authorities have arrested a suspected burglar who's accused of posing as a utility worker to gain access to Valley homes.
Anthony Miguel, 29, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing a string of burglaries in north Phoenix.
“He ranged the doorbell, and then he looked in my window, and I got mad,” said one of his victims, Carol Kroll. “He didn’t say who he was representing or anything, and I just told him to get out of here.”
Police said the suspect did manage to go inside multiple other people's homes.
Victims told officers that Miguel misrepresented himself as a utility worker so he could steal items from inside their homes, records show.
After detecting the suspect's gold-colored minivan near Tatum Boulevard and Greenway Road, officers recovered pieces of stolen jewelry inside the vehicle.
Officers additionally found stolen credit cards inside the suspect's apartment, court records show.
After Miguel was detained, police said he lied about his name but was later identified by his fingerprints.
The suspect had warrants out for his arrest in New Jersey and Texas for "similar alleged conduct" at the time he was detained by Phoenix police.
Miguel was booked into the Maricopa County jail and faces five charges of burglary.
"You can't trust everyone nowadays, and that's sad," Kroll said.
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