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Man wanted for multiple burglaries captured in New Mexico

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A man wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple southwest Austin burglaries was captured in New Mexico.

Police say 60-year-old Gary Calvin Whiteis was arrested by the US Marshals in Roswell, New Mexico around noon on Friday.

Austin police say Whiteis broke into a number of homes in the Western Oaks neighborhood last summer.

DNA evidence and suspect descriptions helped officers link him to the crimes.

Whiteis' name was entered into a national database and US Marshals tracked him in New Mexico.

Police say Whiteis may have also been involved in other burglaries last fall, but the investigation continues.

"At this point, we don't have any information to believe that it was him. Nothing has specifically linked it to him. Of course, we don't exactly know where his whereabouts in December, so that'd be something that we'd look at. We don't know if he's been in Roswell since August 28th, or was he back and forth. But at this point, we don't have any specific information to say that that was him that was doing those burglaries," APD Commander Todd Gage said.

Police say it's not often burglary suspects are entered into a national database of other law enforcement agencies but, in this case, authorities considered him an increased risk because they say he broke into homes at night.

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