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ECSO detains Atmore burglar

By By Adam Prestridge
A burglar's attempts to remain stylish following a string of burglaries ultimately put him behind bars.
Atmore resident Christopher Caples was placed under arrest Thursday afternoon by Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ESCO) investigator Matt Hammon after he was caught sporting a jacket he stole during the last of four vehicle burglaries on Jack Springs Road.
According to ESCO major Mike Murphy, four different vehicle burglaries occurred in a period of several hours, which began last Wednesday night. In three cases, the vehicles were left unlocked and the suspect stole cellular telephones and loose change out of each. In the fourth case, the suspect busted out a window to a locked truck and stole a jacket, which he was wearing when apprehended.
"After these crimes were committed, the suspect was spotted by one of the victims who immediately called us," Murphy said.
Caples has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief, three counts of unlawful breaking and entering into a vehicle and three counts of third-degree theft of property.
"Caples will be facing additional charges after stolen property from another house burglary was found in his possession too," Murphy said.
Caples was transported to the Escambia County Correctional Facility in Brewton.