Suspect in elderly burglaries arrested

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MESA, Ariz. - A 19-year-old man is accused of committing a series of residential burglaries targeted at the elderly.

Early Friday morning, the suspect, Christopher Joeseph Marek, was contacted by police for an outstanding warrant.

In a further check by police, records showed Marek was an investigative lead in a robbery series that had recently occurred in the Red Mountain district.

The robbery series involved break-ins of the elderly victims' homes.

Marek admitted to detectives that he committed one of the robberies near Greenfield Road and Apache Trail.

He also admitted to a burglary at an elderly woman's trailer in the same area.

Marek was booked into jail.

The investigation is still ongoing with charges pending the outcome of the investigation.