Scottsdale Police arrest man allegedly tied to rash of burglaries

Scottsdale Detectives arrested a male suspect Oct. 2 they believe responsible for a rash of residential burglaries in Scottsdale and Phoenix, which targeted victims attending funerals.

Scottsdale Police Department

Jack Lins

On Friday, Oct. 2, the suspect, Jack Lins, was arrested after detectives observed him commit a residential burglary in Phoenix.

In recent weeks, the Scottsdale Police Department has been working in conjunction with detectives from Phoenix and Glendale after observing an alarming crime trend.

In this trend, the suspects utilized obituaries and online tools to target victims attending funerals. Through investigation, detectives were able to identify Jack Lins as well as two other subjects responsible for over 17 burglaries in Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Surveillance was set up on Lins, which resulted in his arrest on Friday.  Mr. Lins is being held in Maricopa County Jail on numerous felony burglary charges.

The additional suspects have been identified as John Furfaro and Candice Hough.

The investigation revealed that they had fled to Colorado.  Detectives alerted Colorado police officials and the two suspects were arrested in Aurora, Colo.

At the time of their arrest they were found in possession guns, drugs and evidence tying them to similar burglaries in Colorado.

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