Thief arrested, tied to 21 burglaries

Troy Webster’s image was captured on surveillance video at one of the businesses.

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.

  20 comments for “Thief arrested, tied to 21 burglaries

  1. The Message
    October 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Wow a 21 win streak for one Mr. Webster. Don’t worry …he’ll be out in like 16 months tops.

    I cant believe with all the GREAT law enforcement that’s less than 3/4 mile down the road that he could just do that. Just go’s to show that cops are for after the fact.

    See….. Websters smart… why risk 15 years in prison for a robbery when you can burglarize in the dark of night and get 6 months in the county jail…Same objective…. Get Money!!! Webster’s working the only job he can find give the man some credit.

  2. Valerie
    October 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Why r you ppl so judgemental i mean do you ppl really know what happen in peoples lives do you know the issues that lead to drugs,alcohol,i mean we should really get to analyze situations before we knock someone down because we dont never know what the next person is going thru maybe they want help and dont know how to get it maybe insecurities

    • Melanie
      October 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

      telling the law abiding public not to “judge” someone’s actions is pretty much making excuses for them to keep doing what they’re doing. I’m calling [removed] on your post and it is one of the worst ones I have read on here in a long time.


      • Valerie
        October 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

        Melanie im not feeling nothing for no one as a christian evangalist god wants everyone to forgive true its no excuse for what this man has done to this community and he has to pay for that but u dont have to go disrespecting me

    • Matt K.
      October 28, 2012 at 12:51 am

      Why all of the excuses?

  3. George Smith
    October 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    We need Harry Callahan. Start terminating a few of the bastards and maybe they’ll go back to LA.

  4. Tyrus
    October 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm
  5. October 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

    why would anyone confess to crimes that cops cant prove he did? Probably remorseful because hes an addict and needed to buy drugs to support his habit. Nobody is a winner in the war on drugs, we all lose, Those palmdale business owners who have to pay for the break ins, the state of california who now has to pay for a trial and incarceration and Troy Webster, who got hooked on drugs and became a criminal, instead of having a job and living a normal life had drugs not become a part of his life at some point.

    The cycle never ends, until we get serious in the war on drugs. Sell drugs? Life in prison. Transport drugs across the border? Life in Prison. Manufacture drugs? Life in prison. No second chances.

    As for addicts, ive seen too many get out of jail and go right back to using again, so if jail does not work and drug treatment does not work, then we do after the dealers to cut off the supply to addicts.

    I dont blame the addicts, life is hard and when you give someone an easy way to feel good then of course they might try it, and of course they dont understand that it will ruin their life.

    • [Removed] Paleez
      October 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Sammy p, I’m starting to notice a pattern with you. On this story, its the ole’ poor him, the drugs made him do it. Its not HIS fault, its those drugs…or maybe the drug dealer…or maybe society for not helping him. On the story about the tasers obtained by the sheriff, you claimed you have known “many” corrupt deputies here in the AV. Care to elaborate on that claim with specific examples? More and more you sound like someone with a criminal history, refusing to take responsibility for their actions. Just my opinion.

      • sammy P
        October 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        you should stay on topic, if ya wanna comment on what I said, please do, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I wont engage in a personal flame war.

        I believe people should be responsible for their actions, but how can someone be totally responsible for actions taken while under the influence of a drug? A person who ran over and killed 2 people while drunk certainly would not have gotten drunk that night had he known the consequence. And Troy Webster would not have taken that first hit if one of his buddies had told him that if he takes that hit he will one day be breaking into businesses to support his habit and end up in prison.

        We need to get rid of the drugs, period. Then all the Troy Websters of the world wont ever be tempted by drugs and the tax payers will not have to pay for the aftermath.

        • realitycheck
          October 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

          Any chance you’re a Tarzana Treatment Center client Sammy? Although it WAS off topic, I too am curious about the many deputies you claimed are corrupt.Details please.

          • October 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

            Trolls who know how to use a proxy, sorry, not taking the bait.

          • Tina Marie
            October 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

            If youre going to make an accusation like that then MAN UP and name names! Stop being a little [removed] and hiding when you are asked!

      • Tyrus
        October 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

        No sir, its NGP. Don’t try to be cute.

      • CaptainObvious
        October 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

        “[Removed] Paleez on October 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        LOL….KGP has been posting here under this screen name for about 6 months or so…now apparently thin-skinned Tyrus doesn’t like it, so it’s removed???

        • anotherdummy
          October 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

          LMAO @ “[removed] Paleez”…. Gettin’ your name censored.

        • Tyrus
          October 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

          what you mean is he got away with it for 6 months or so. I’ll be thin skinned, but his name got reomved. Once the AV Times saw what he was tring to say with his name it was “REMOVED”. LOL!!!

      • absentee parent?
        October 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

        Who cares what your opinion is? This is not a debate.

    • Valerie
      October 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      Dont speak u have a more important situation to worry bout i would love to meet u im always on 11th

  6. T-Bone
    October 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This is a Non Violent offender who needs the 3 Strikes Law! He has proven he can’t stop negatively effecting peoples lives! Throw away the Key!

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