Burglar caught stealing from evacuated home in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after trying to break into a boarded up home.

St. Petersburg police said that a neighbor reported seeing a suspicious man on 15th Street North at about 12:40 p.m. He told police that his neighbors had evacuated due to Hurricane Irma.

Police arrested David Christopher Love at the scene with stolen property. Investigators determined he broke in through a back door, but was unable to get into the main home.

He was charged with residential burglary and possession of burglary tools. He also had a warrant out for violation of probation for a previous unrelated charge.

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