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Dropped wallet leads cops to suspected burglar Dwight Miller

9:12 AM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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COOPER CITY, Florida (CBSMiami) - A suspected Cooper City burglar is behind bars after a clumsy mistake led police directly to him.

Dwight Miller, 20, was tracked down after investigators linked the burglary to his ankle monitor, said Broward Sheriff's Office.

The house, located at Forest Hill Drive, was robbed of $12,000 worth of jewelry and electronics, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

Police said that when they arrived to the scene a wallet was found, which happened to have Miller's ID inside.

When cops checked the system to find Miller's information, it showed that Miller had on a GPS ankle monitor because he was a suspect in past home burglaries, said the paper.

Miller was arrested and faces charges of Grand Theft of $10000 or more, burglary and violation of probation. He is also being held without bail.

The Sun-Sentinel has contributed to this report. 

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