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Citizen's tip leads to burglary suspect's arrest

(Source: SCMPD) (Source: SCMPD)

A citizen’s tip has resulted in a burglary suspect’s arrest on the 600 block of Whipoorwill Road Saturday night.

James Elder, 54, was tracked down near Whippoorwill Road, after officers responded to reports of a suspicious pick-up truck parked in the area.

Edler is facing charges after forcing entry into a home.

Citizens then directed officers near Woodpecker Lane, where a pick-up truck matching that description was parked. After that, officers observed the 2010 Toyota Tacoma linked to the burglaries driving on Walthour Road.

The truck's driver fled and remains at large.

Anyone with information on this case should call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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