Man accused in many thefts

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Maryland

July 27, 2006|By JULIE SCHARPER | JULIE SCHARPER,SUN REPORTER

Baltimore police have arrested a man who confessed to stealing from cars parked near Lexington Market 66 times in recent months, police announced yesterday.

Alphonso Russell, 50, of the 3600 block of W. Franklin St. was arrested July 5 after a security guard at the market saw him breaking into a car and alerted police, said Maj. Michael Tabor, head of the city's detectives.

Russell admitted stealing iPods, portable DVD players, wallets and jewelry from other cars in the area over the spring and summer, Tabor said.

Russell told police that he was a drug addict, Tabor said.

After police went through crime reports with him, Russell confessed to 66 thefts, Tabor said.

"These people may be drug addicts, but they have a mind for remembering what they took and when they took it," Tabor said.

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