Los Angeles police arrest ‘Two O’Clock Rock’ burglar after 70 robberies

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A 62-year-old who was dubbed the “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar due to the greater than 70 industrial burglaries in Los Angeles to which he was linked acquired arrested final week, authorities mentioned Thursday. 

Rueben Virgil Newhouse was taken into custody March 1 after a involved citizen reported a money register dumped on a sidewalk, police mentioned. 

He faces 23 counts of second-degree housebreaking.

Newhouse allegedly focused dozens of small companies in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley from October 2020 to February 2022. His felony historical past dates again to 1977, and he has “numerous” housebreaking and drug-related arrests, authorities mentioned throughout a information convention. 

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That features 20 felony arrests, eight felony convictions and eight misdemeanors. He was discharged from parole in July 2021, months after committing the primary within the collection of burglaries, police mentioned. 

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He has been on parole “on and off” 4 instances, authorities mentioned. 

Police dubbed Newhouse the “Two O’Clock Rock” burglar as a result of he allegedly dedicated his crimes between 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. He would enter a enterprise through the use of a rock or hammer to interrupt the glass door or window, police mentioned. 

He at all times wore a masks and gloves. 

Police used surveillance footage from 23 of 26 robberies to establish Newhouse and authorities used “old fashion detective work” to trace him down, they mentioned.

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Newhouse is estimated to have brought on over $200,000 {dollars} in financial theft and property harm to small enterprise house owners. 

When officers searched his condominium, they found housebreaking instruments and gadgets taken from a number of companies, together with a tip jar, a trash can, and hair merchandise, police mentioned. 

A suspect dubbed the

A suspect dubbed the “Two O’Clock Rock” hit dozens of companies within the early morning hours in Los Angeles over 1.5 years, police mentioned. 
(Los Angeles Police Division )

Newhouse is being held in Los Angeles County jail on a $505,000 bond. 

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Day by day Put up’ Lawrence Richard contributed to this report.

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