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Thief broke into Belleville home twice in one week, police say

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Watson, 18, was charged with felony counts of Residential Burglary and Criminal Trepass to Residence while Occupied.( Credit: Belleville Police) Watson, 18, was charged with felony counts of Residential Burglary and Criminal Trepass to Residence while Occupied.( Credit: Belleville Police)
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A man accused of burglarizing a Belleville home two times within a week has been charged.

At 3 a.m., officers from the Belleville Police Department responded to the 600 block of State Street on April 21 after a woman was woke up to find lights in her house were not working. After searching the residence, officers found the main breaker in the basement has been turned off. 

The homeowner told police that she believed someone had entered her home within the past few days while her family was asleep. The woman said she noticed doors in the main living area were opened and found damage to a storm door on three separate occasion. 

According to authorities, one of the resident's cell phone was found outside the home damaged. 

Officers returned to the home on April 28 around 3:30 a.m. for another report of a burglary. The woman said she was awakened by a noise inside her home and decided to check her surveillance system. Images revealed a black man with a dark hair with side burns wearing a hooded sweatshirt had been inside earlier, police say.

Investigators located the suspect, later identified as Deandre Watson, the following day and took him into custody.

Watson, 18, was charged with felony counts of Residential Burglary and Criminal Trespass to Residence while Occupied. 

He is held on a $25,000 bond. 

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