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Brea police identify burglary spree suspect

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Brea police have identified a suspect in a series of Southland burglary incidents.They identify him as 46-year-old Glen Dell Collins.

Collins is described as a high-risk ex-convict.

Brea police say they have two incidents in which Collins would dress up in a business suit, enter an office building and steal wallets and purses left out in the open.

Investigators say Collin would use the stolen credit cards to buy gift cards.

Collins has been linked to similar thefts in other jurisdictions including Irvine, Newport Beach, and Beverly Hills.

Investigators say Collins has a number of additional warrants out for his arrest.

Brea Police are asking the public to help locating him. If you have any information you're asked to contact Detective Mike Vanags at (714) 990-7612.