Police: Lawrence burglar arrested in home with gaming systems, 42 video games, food


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LAWRENCE, Kansas — Lawrence police have arrested a 53-year-old man who they say stole video game systems and three pounds of chicken during a series of home burglaries.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1rWzRhc ) Ricky McConnell was being held at the Douglas County jail on Wednesday morning. He is charged with three counts of aggravated burglary and two counts of attempted theft.

Sgt. Trent McKinley says officers caught McConnell in a Lawrence home on Tuesday. He says they found McConnell hiding behind a door with three video game consoles, 42 video games and the bag of chicken. McKinley says McConnell is linked to other burglaries in the area.

Online jail records didn't indicate an attorney for McConnell. He is being held on $40,000 bond.

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