Suspect in 25 Thefts Arrested After Being Robbed at Gunpoint
A man suspected in 25 thefts and break-ins in three different communities was arrested after his girlfriend called police when he was robbed at gunpoint. At the time the man was trying to sell a stolen item.
According to Macedonia Police Lt. Vince Yakopovich, Clayton Anderson, 27, was arrested by Twinsburg Police on a previous warrant on April 24th. The warrant was issued out of Boston Heights.
Twinsburg Police took Anderson into custody after his girlfriend had contacted police because she witnessed him being robbed at gunpoint of an iPod docking station he was trying to sell, said Yakopovich.
The item was one of the hundreds of items believed to have been taken by Anderson in the 25 thefts police believe he is responsible.
Police arrived on the scene, and in the process of running his record, an arrest warrant was discovered.
Yakopovich says officers with Macedonia Police were set to execute a search warrant at the hotel where Anderson was staying the day he was arrested.
“We had numerous leads pointing towards (Anderson) as the suspect in thefts in Northfield Center, Macedonia and Twinsburg,” said Yakopovich. “We were real confident that we had our guy.”
According to Yakopovich a search warrant was executed at the Knights Inn on Highland Road following Anderson’s arrest. Dozens of stolen items were discovered in the hotel room where he had been staying.
Anderson, who has already plead guilty to several theft charges, remains housed in the Macedonia Jail, according to Yakopovich.
Detectives are continuing their investigation into the thefts and additional charges are expected to be filed against Anderson.
The suspect who robbed Anderson remains at large.