PV homeowner finds burglar rummaging through belongings

The Paradise Valley Police Department headquarters is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

The Paradise Valley Police Department headquarters is at 6433 E. Lincoln Drive. (File photo)

A man who was found searching through a Paradise Valley woman’s bathroom belongings has been arrested for trespassing and burglary.

At 8:12 a.m. on April 26, the Paradise Valley Police Department was notified of a residential burglary in progress in the 8200 block of N. Poco Calle. The caller stated she returned to her home at about 8:10 a.m. and observed a male subject inside the master bathroom rummaging through drawers, according to police.

The subject did not notice that the homeowner returned and she quietly exited the residence and called the police.

Officers responded quickly to the scene and upon arrival, contacted and detained the subject, police reports state.

The subject was identified as Anas Ali Muraweh. He was arrested, transported and booked into Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Jail for burglary and criminal trespass.

It is believed the entry was made through an unlocked rear door. The home has an alarm but it was not activated during the time of the burglary.

The Paradise Valley Police Department urges residents to lock their homes and use alarms.

“Locking your doors can prevent a burglar from gaining entry to your home.  Using alarms usually reduces the amount of time burglars are inside your house and the amount of property they have time to steal.  It also causes them to rush which often leads to mistakes and additional evidence being left enhancing the chance of catching the suspect and recovering any stolen property,” police stated in a press release.

Anyone with information on this burglary should call 480-948-7410.

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