Man charged in rash of area vehicle burglaries

Anthony Robinson. (Jail photo)
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(KWTX) A man wanted in Freestone and Leon counties in connection with a string of area vehicle burglaries has been arrested.

Anthony Robinson, 29, of Buffalo, has been charged with credit/debit card abuse, burglary of a building, and three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle.

Robinson remains jailed in the Limestone County Detention Center in lieu of bonds totaling $59,000.

According to Freestone and Leon County Sheriff's officials, Robinson was arrested in the early morning hours of July 3 as the agencies teamed up to execute a search warrant in the 100 block of CR 1230 in Fairfield.

While searching the home investigators found stolen credit cards, a stolen rifle, and narcotics including cocaine, Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis said.

Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said deputies also found other stolen property from multiple law enforcement jurisdictions.

"This was a great job of two counties working together due to a recent rash of motor vehicle burglaries," said Shipley.

The arrest came after a two-month investigation of the break-ins, Shipley said.

He said Robinson may be part of a group that’s "hitting" communities n Freestone, Leon, and Anderson counties including Groesbeck, Teague, Buffalo, and Palestine.

"This is an on-going investigation for which we are hopeful that more property may be found and more charges can be filed to hold all individuals accountable for their actions," said Shipley.