PALMDALE – A 46-year-old man, who confessed to robbing multiple stores along Palmdale Boulevard over the past five months, was arrested Thursday, authorities announced.
Detectives identified Troy Webster after blood that was left at the scene of one of the burglaries was DNA tested, according to Palmdale Station Lt. Cory Kennedy. Webster’s image was also captured on surveillance video committing a burglary at another location.
After detectives identified Webster as the thief behind the two burglaries, they discovered that Webster was already at the Palmdale Station jail on an unrelated drug charge.
Armed with the video and the DNA evidence, detectives interviewed Webster.
Webster confessed to the two burglaries, as well as 19 additional break-ins, Kennedy said.
The burglaries all occurred between May and October of this year. They occurred on Palmdale Boulevard, between 10th Street West and 17th Street East, all in the late night hours, Kennedy said.
In most of the burglaries, the suspect would break through the front door and take whatever cash he could find in the business, Kennedy said.
At the time of his arrest, Webster was already on probation for burglary.