(AP) A suspect in the burglary of a suburban Philadelphia pharmacy has been arrested because he left his keys hanging from the lock in the trunk of his car. Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said police were stumped at first about the theft of about $400,000 worth of drugs on Monday. He said the burglar disabled the alarm and surveillance systems.
But on Friday, police arrested a 43-year-old repeat offender. Chitwood said a neighbor saw the keys left in the trunk for a few days and notified police. When police checked out the situation, they found stolen drugs in the trunk and a gym bag with the suspect's name and address.
As Chitwood told reporters Sunday: "Score one for the Upper Darby Police Department vs. Stupidity."
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