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Auburn man arrested on breaking and entering auto theft and other charges

AUBURN, Ala. - Auburn police have a man in custody after a weekend car breaking and entering occurred on Commerce Drive.

20-year-old Rodriques Pitts was arrested on charges of two counts of Breaking and Entering Auto, Theft of Property 4th Degree, Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, and Failure to Appear.   

According to Auburn police, about 2:30 a.m. Saturday officers responded to an auto burglary in progress at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Commerce Drive.

Responding officers were given the description of the suspect; once on scene officers observed the suspect, later identified as Pitts, at which point he fled and was taken into custody after a brief chase.

Officers located various property taken from a 2014 Nissan Altima and a 1991 BMW 735IL in Pitts' possession, as well as keys for a Hyundai Sonata. The 2015 Sonata was located nearby and had been stolen hours earlier from an apartment complex in the 800 block of Bedell Avenue.   

Pitts was initially taken into custody on a Failure to Appear warrant and later charged with Breaking and Entering Auto (two counts), Theft of Property 4th Degree, Receiving Stolen Property 1st Degree, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude.

Pitts was transported to the Lee County Jail where he is currently being held on bonds totaling $10,500. Additionally, he is being held without bond due to a No Bond warrant from Pardons and Parole stemming from a previous a Felony conviction. 


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