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BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (STMW) — A man has been arrested after detectives in southwest suburban Bolingbrook reportedly linked him to four recent burglaries.

Maurice I. Mason, 51, was taken into custody Friday and booked into the county jail on three counts of residential burglary and one count of burglary, said Lt. Mike Rompa. Mason’s bond was set at $50,000.

“Due to the diligent efforts of detectives, several burglary cases (are closed),” Rompa said. “Investigators were able to obtain leads from witnesses and video surveillance, which led to Mason’s arrest. Proceeds were also recovered at his residence, 205 N. Schmidt Road, from multiple burglaries.”

Mason is accused of four burglaries:

A laptop, cell phone and purse were stolen April 29 from a car parked in a garage in the 600 block of Cochise Circle. A credit card from the purse later was used at a gas station, according to reports.

A woman woke up June 5 to find her garage door open and her purse and keys missing from the kitchen table of her home in the 100 block of Flagstaff.

A week later, the 600 block of Cochise Circle was hit again. Another woman awoke to find her purse missing from behind the front door. The credit cards inside were then used at a big-box store, police said.

The final burglary occurred around 8:15 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of North Lancaster Drive. A purse was taken from the center console of a minivan parked in a driveway.

“The purse contained a diamond ring, driver’s license, credit cards and $2. The offender attempted to use the credit cards to purchase gas at Speedway and for items at Meijer,” Rompa said.

Mason was arrested the next day at his residence.

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