Burglary suspect caught after gesturing to surveillance camera sentenced

Burglary suspect caught after gesturing to surveillance camera sentenced

Burglary suspect caught after gesturing to surveillance camera sentenced

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 3:08 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The eastern Missouri burglar busted by the peculiar hitch in his get-along has been sentenced to probation.

Wentzville police arrested 21-year-old David Moore in November for smashing through a glass door at Nu Way Concrete Forms and taking nearly $1,500 in cash.

Surveillance video showed the burglar pointing his toes outward as he walked. Surveillance tape shot four days earlier during business hours showed a man with the same walk. Employees had been suspicious of that man because he wore a heavy coat and gloves on a warm day, and wrote down his license plate number.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Moore pleaded guilty to burglary and theft Monday. In addition to probation he must serve 60 days of shock time and pay back the stolen money.

 

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