Arizona's 'Rock Burglar' Arrested After 337 Heists Over 17 years

Published May 28, 2011

| FoxNews.com

One of Arizona's lengthiest crime sprees came to an end Friday when police arrested the "Rock Burglar" who had eluded capture for 17 years.

Robert James Neese -- thought to be responsible for 337 burglaries in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills and Cave Creek, raking in as much as $10 million in jewelry and cash -- was taken into custody at South Phoenix restaurant at 8:00am

The 58-year-old is dubbed the "Rock Burglar" because he gained entry into homes by throwing a rock through a window.

Neese first struck in 1993, the same year Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio took office.

"I always said throughout my career one day I want to catch the 'Rock Burglar' on my watch," Arpaio said Friday. "Thank law enforcement officers for making that come true."

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