KGUN 9 On Your SideNews


Police arrest 20-year-old serial burglar

Posted at 1:54 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 00:51:47-04
Twenty-year-old Gary Duncan was arrested twice in one week for breaking into homes on the eastside.
In the afternoon hours between June 8 and June 10, officers responded to three residential burglaries in the area of E. Stella Rd. and S. Sarnoff Dr., as well as E. Broadway Blvd. and S. Houghton Rd, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, spokesperson with the Tucson Police Department.
Duncan was 19-years-old at the time of the incidents but has since turned 20. 
Police say Duncan either broke a window or entered the homes through an unsecured dog door and stole thousands of dollars worth of various items, said Bay.
During his investigation on June 10, TPD Ofc. Jones identified Duncan as the possible suspect in the burglaries. 
KGUN9 spoke to one of the victims, who says she gave police the serial numbers of her stolen electronics. Officers were able to find them through a pawn shop and identify Duncan. During the investigation, a detective found Duncan at a pawn shop on June 16, said Bay.  Duncan was arrested without incident.
On June 22, one of the original burglary victims contacted police about an unidentified man inside their residence, said Bay. Detectives say the homeowner had installed a home security system after the initial burglary, and an alert was sent to his phone.
The victim was able to provide a surveillance photo of the suspect, later identified as Duncan.  Detectives arrived on scene a short time later but Duncan had fled. Officers later located Duncan in possession of the victim’s property. 
Duncan faces four counts of Burglary in the 2nd Degree, three counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property, and two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
TPD say this is a good reminder to protect your home against burglars. Police suggest taking pictures of your valuables and writing down the serial numbers for your electronics, secure any vulnerable places at your home, like doggie doors, and share information with your neighbors. Officers recommend using the app Nextdoor.