Fingerprint ties suspect to 2014 home burglary
$29,000 worth of items stolen
MARGATE, Fla. – An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after a fingerprint scan linked him to a Feb. 2, 2014 home burglary in Margate, police said.
Scott Louis is charged with grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied dwelling.
According to police, Louis smashed a window in the back of the home and crawled inside.
Police said Louis opened a lockbox and stole jewelry, cash and legal documents from the box, totaling about $29,000.
The victim came home later in the day to find his front door open and the items missing.
Police said detectives recovered a fingerprint on the window, linking Louis to the scene.
Louis appeared in court Thursday morning, where he was ordered to be held in jail in lieu of $15,000 bond.
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