New Castle County Police have arrested a suspect in a series of home robberies that occurred in the upscale Westover Hills neighborhood in December and earlier this month.
Brian Giles of Wilmington was charged with multiple counts tied to the rash of thefts and break-ins.
Police had received “numerous” reports of burglaries in the exclusive Greenville enclave including on January 16 when officers were called to investigate a crime at a home on Dickinson Lane. When they arrived on the scene, officers learned that the victim’s vehicle as well as a bicycle and a lawnmower had been stolen.
Assisted by Philadelphia Police, the vehicle was located in Philadelphia, with 58-year-old Brian Giles driving the car.
Police confirmed that four burglaries were reported but TSD has learned there were at least two other unreported thefts. Stolen items included a leaf blower and beer and wine from a refrigerator.
Giles was charged with one count of Felony Burglary 1st, one count of Felony Burglary 2nd, two counts of Felony Burglary 3rd, two counts of Felony Theft where a victim is 62 years or older, one count of Felony Theft of a motor vehicle, one count of misdemeanor Theft under $1,500 and one count of attempted Misdemeanor Theft under $1,500.00.
Police say Giles is currently awaiting extradition back to Delaware.