Arrest Made In Connection With Weapons Theft At Worcester Armory
An arrest has been made in connection with the theft of weapons from the Lincoln Stoddard Army Reserve Center in Worcester and you won't believe how they caught the man.
tracked down by an electronic monitoring bracelet he was wearing
34-year-old James Walker Morales of Cambridge is a former member of the Army reserve. He was arrested on Wednesday in New York in connection with the weapons theft at the Worcester Armory and was apparently tracked down by an electronic monitoring bracelet he was wearing.
Morales has most recently been charged with child rape and indecent assault on a child under 14 years old in May and was forced to wear the ankle monitor.
That clearly did not stop him from committing this new crime.
information from the electronic monitoring device shows Morales was inside the armory the night the weapons were stolen
WCVB reports that an FBI affidavit shows DNA evidence from inside the armory on an exterior wall of the weapons vault matched that of Morales.
Also information from the electronic monitoring device proves Morales was inside the armory for several hours on the night the weapons were stolen.
The Nassau County Police Department and the FBI arrested Morales on state and federal warrants Wednesday night, though it remains unclear whether or not the weapons were recovered.
The theft happened early Sunday morning and sixteen weapons were stolen, including six M-4 assault rifles and 10 9-mm handguns.
Police do not believe the break-in is tied to terrorism.