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Former sex offender arrested after breaking into Verizon store

Connected to a series of burglaries
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Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 17:29:01-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Verizon store at 7056 E Golf Links Rd. has reported a burglary Wednesday night.

An alarm company Officers notified authorities of the break-in, giving them a description of the suspect.

Officer found a person matching the suspect's description nearby pushing a shopping cart full of items from the Verizon store.

Police identified the suspect as 40-year-old Christopher George.

Detectives from the East Side Neighborhood Crimes Section (NCS) and officers obtained a search warrant for George's home.

They found evidence connecting him to nine commercial burglaries from back in June 2021.

George was booked on nine counts of non-residential burglary, failure to register/sex offender and various misdemeanor warrants.

Authorities are holding him at the Pima County Jail on a $6,000 bond.

The collaborative efforts between East Side NCS Detectives and East Side CRT Officers who were taking part in a burglary deployment led to this arrest.

Bivian Contreras is a real-time editor for KGUN 9. Bivian graduated from the University of Arizona School of Journalism with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast and is currently pursuing a degree in Broadcast Operational Meteorology. Share your story ideas and important issues with Bivian by emailing or by connecting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.