Georgetown man arrested on burglary, theft charges

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GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested a Georgetown man Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly followed a child home and stole keys from her residence.

Just before 5 p.m., troopers were called to the Fish Hook Mobile Home Park for a report of a suspicious person. On arrival, troopers learned that a 10-year-old girl rode her bicycle to the community mailboxes when she was followed by 36-year-old Luis Perez-Gonzalez. When she left the mailboxes, Perez-Gonzalez followed her on foot back to her residence and remained outside. The girl was frightened by his actions and told her parents about the incident.

A few minutes later, Perez-Gonzalez walked into the residence through the front door while the family was home and started taking keys that were hanging up inside, in front of a 4-year-old child. When the keys were discovered missing, Perez-Gonzalez was still standing outside of the residence.

Troopers made contact with Perez-Gonzalez in the area of the home and took him into custody. He was charged with second degree burglary and theft under $1500, and was later released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

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