Piggy bank thief nabbed after coin counting

November 4, 2008 8:49:12 AM PST
Police said a 34-year-old man was charged with second-degree burglary after allegedly stealing eight piggy banks from a home, netting more than $2,700 in change. Police said the man then went to a bank, where he spent more than half an hour standing at a coin-counting machine while the device tallied the money.

Police said the man, already on probation for first-degree burglary, then picked up his girlfriend and bought a coat, boots and shirts at Burlington Coat Factory.

Police found him after a neighbor saw a man leave with two large nylon bags and noted the plate number. Police said the man may have lived with the victims in the past.

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