Paper trail leads to burglary suspect

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A man was arrested Sunday in connection with a burglary of a vacant apartment.

Police were dispatched just after 1 a.m. Sept. 7 to the 100 Block of East Gaston on a report of a burglary. The suspect had already fled the scene according to the victim because she had walked in during the burglary.

Police said Nathaniel Snowton, 49, took several of the woman's items and a bag and ran out. She chased him for a short distance, but he got away.

Police discovered several apartments in the area were vacant and unsecured. A bag was found in a vacant apartment containing court paperwork that included previous charges and a man's name.

A photo lineup was conducted, which included a photo on court documents that were found. Police said Snowton was then identified as the burglar.

He was arrested Sept. 11.

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