Lewes man charged with burglaries in Sussex

Jacob Capozio

LEWES — A 33-year-old man from Lewes was arrested by Delaware State Police on Thursday for his alleged role in five commercial burglaries and other related offenses in Sussex County.

State police said they have been investigating a rash of burglaries, criminal mischiefs and attempted theft complaints since early July.

Through investigations, troopers were able to identify the suspect as Jacob L. Capozio.

Police were able to connect Capozio to the following burglaries: Waves Car Wash at 17246 Five Point Square where he attempted to force entry; Magee’s Produce at 33761 Wescoats Road on two separate occasions where he removed money; and Carlos Ramos-Sandoval Garage at 28266 Lewes-Georgetown Highway on two separate occasions where he removed tools and a television.

Troopers have also been investigating numerous attempted theft and criminal mischief complaints to vending/soda machines at the Tanger Outlet Stores.

They were able to connect Mr. Capozio to six incidences in which he caused damage to the machines and attempted to take cash.

On Thursday, Mr. Capozio was seen walking on West Springside Drive in Milton when troopers apprehended him without incident.

Mr. Capozio has been charged with: five counts of third-degree burglary; six counts of attempted to commit theft under $1,500; six counts of attempt to commit theft under $1,500; six counts of criminal mischief under $1,000; six counts of possession of burglar tools or instruments involving a safe vending; five counts of theft $1,500 or greater; three counts of criminal mischief under $1,000 and two counts of possession of burglar tools or instruments involving unlawful entry.

Mr. Capozio was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown on $17,610 secured bond.

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