Suspect in elderly burglaries arrestedPosted: Updated:
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.