Carrollton police believe a man they arrested moments after burglarizing a home is responsible for 25 other felony home burglaries inside the city since July.
On Oct. 14, department spokeswoman Nicole Rodriguez said officers spotted Xzavia Cage, 27, burglarize a home in the 2000 block of Cologne Dr.
Rodriguez said investigators had been watching Cage for at least two weeks at that point. In late September, detectives built a suspect description based on evidence found at crime scenes and from interviews with witnesses. They started following his movements, and eventually found him burglarizing that residence on Cologne Dr., she said.
Cage was pulled over moments later at 2698 Frankford Rd. in his four-door Chevrolet Impala.
Rodriguez said he primarily targeted houses in the Frankford Corridor, an area with the borders of Rosemeade Parkway, Frankford Road, Cemetery Hill and Marsh Lane. He stole electronics and jewelry, she said, and a search warrant found property from 10 of the 26 total burglaries. Most of the stolen goods from those 10 locations were returned to the victims, she said.
Cage is currently charged with seven counts of burglary of a habitation. When asked why he was not charged with more, Rodriguez said 'investigators use their judgment in deciding which are the best cases to file.' More charges could be pending.
Cage was transported to the Denton County Jail on Oct. 17 where he remains.