CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police say a string of robberies was much easier to solve because their suspect was wearing an electronic monitoring device while committing the crimes.
Investigators noticed that the dates and times of several vehicle break-ins in March matched up to electronic monitoring data for 19-year-old Devonaire McAdams.
McAdams had been on electronic monitoring since Feb. 2 for a felony assault charge.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say McAdams had been near the scene of four vehicle break-ins between March 1-3.
They tracked his current location to the Arboretum Shopping Center in the 3200 block of Pineville-Matthews Road. According to police, officers arrived to find McAdams and a second suspect breaking into vehicles.
Police arrested McAdams and 19-year-old Riva Mason. McAdams is charged with several counts of breaking and entering and larceny, possession of stolen goods, assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and battery of an unborn child.
Mason is charged with breaking and entering, assault, and possession of stolen goods.
Investigators say McAdams is tied to these vehicle break-ins:
- March 1, 3:48 p.m. 11000 block of Providence Rd. West
- March 2, 7:15 a.m. 8100 block of S. Tryon St.
- March 2, 2:24 p.m. 1200 block of Providence Road West
- March 3, 8100 S. Tryon St,
Police said these arrests show how the use of the electronic monitor solved cases that could have potentially gone unsolved.