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Suspect arrested in condominium burglary


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Guy M. Robbins (Photo courtesy of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office)

CIRCLEVILLE – A Columbus man was arrested and charged with burglary and theft following reports of a break-in Wednesday on Dunhurst Street.

Guy M. Robbins, 33, of Columbus, was taken into custody shortly after the incident during a traffic stop by the Circleville Police Department.

According to reports, police received a call about a burglary in progress at the Graystone Villas condominium complex about 10:44 a.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses indicated an unknown male entered a residence by breaking a window and was seen removing items from the home and placing them in a dark-colored Kia four-door vehicle that left southbound on Atwater Avenue.

While heading for the residence in response to the call, Officer Jon Farrelly spotted a black Kia four-door and stopped the vehicle on Atwater at Wilson Avenue. Robbins was identified as the driver.

Farrelly reportedly saw a flat-screen TV covered by a white coat in the back seat of the vehicle, and he and responding Officer Tim Myers detained Robbins at the scene.

Detective Tom Royster arrived at 1208 Dunhurst St., the site of the alleged break-in, where he located evidence the home had been burglarized, according to reports. Meanwhile, Farrelly and Myers reportedly located more property in the Kia that appeared to have come from the residence.

Robbins was charged and transported to the Pickaway County Jail. The vehicle was impounded for inventory, where the property was photographed and released to the owner.

According to the Circleville Municipal Court website, Robbins recently was sentenced on two counts of theft following his arrest by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office in November for thefts from Dollar Tree and Walmart on Circleville Plaza Drive.

He received a suspended jail sentence and one year of probation on the two counts, according to the site, but a warrant was issued just this week for failure to appear for a probation hearing.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal

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