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19-year-old arrested in connection to string of car burglaries

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Posted at 8:20 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 10:00:02-04

WACO, TX — Waco police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection to a string of car burglaries.

Police believe Jacob Aaron Elting is responsible for at least 25 burglaries in the China Spring and North Waco areas mid-April. Police said Elting would walk through neighborhoods and apartment complexes to find unlocked cars.

Elting was arrested on Tuesday afternoon for theft of a firearm and two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. Police said more charges may be added.

Waco police worked with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office to investigate the burglaries.