Shreveport man linked to crime spree

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 2:21pm

A Shreveport man is behind bars, accused of breaking into several homes throughout the city.

Back on January 28, officers were dispatched to reports of an unknown man who allegedly forced his way into their homes demanding money and stealing items. 911 operators received calls for help from residences located in the 500 block of Robinson Place, 600 block of Prospect Street and from a couple at a bus stop near the intersection of Line Avenue at Prospect Street, who claim the suspect threatened to rob them if they wouldn't allow him to use their cell phone.

Each victim provided similar descriptions of the suspect as a medium to heavy set white male with brown curly hair, front teeth missing, wearing a t-shirt and dark jeans.

When officers made it to the different scenes, investigators learned the suspect was reportedly driving a silver car. During this time, authorities discovered a vehicle reported stolen Monday afternoon matched the suspected car's description. The owner told police the she had just met the bandit.

Detectives were able to determine the suspect, later identified as Anthony Scott McDonald, 41, of Shreveport, was at a home in the 100 block of East College, where they immediately spotted the stolen car. Authorities also located McDonald inside the home. He was arrested and taken to police headquarters for questioning.

During the interview, information was revealed that linked McDonald to the two home break-ins, the attempted robbery, and the unauthorized use of the car.

McDonald was charged with attempted first degree robbery, home invasion, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

No one was injured during the crime spree.

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