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Man Accused of Breaking Into 12 Homes Near Irmo
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have arrested a man they say broke into 12 homes near Irmo.

Officers say 43-year-old Thomas Scott McLean turned himself over to authorities on four counts of second-degree burglary. Since then, officers got eight additional warrants for him on second-degree burglary charges.

During the home break-ins, deputies say McLean broke into the homes between May 31 and October 31. Officers say in the crimes, he stole jewelry, cash, coins, silver flatware, a baby stroller, and prescription medication for a total of $48,951 in items.

Detectives say McLean sold the items at pawn shops near Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo. Officers say he targeted the Irmo homes because he grew up there and was very familiar with the neighborhoods.

Lexington County Sheriff James Metts asked anyone with information about additional criminal activity involving McLean to call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/crimestoppers/article/158479/28/Man-Accused-of-Breaking-Into-12-Homes-Near-Irmo

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