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2 Men Arrested in Connection with Four Uptown Home Burglaries

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Two men involved in numerous home burglaries over the last two weeks in the Uptown neighborhood are off the street.

Detectives arrested Daniel Adams, 20, and Rosel Gillen-Mendez, 17, for four home burglaries, New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas said in a press conference Thursday.

Guillen-Mendez and Adams were discovered by the U.S. Marshals Service at a homeless encampment this week.  Guillen-Mendez was wanted for two counts of armed robbery of banks in the state of Virgina.

At the time of their arrest authorites discovered various stolen items, like cell phones, laptops and car keys that matched the description of property taken in recent burglaries.

Detetives have linked the items to burglaries on Richmond Street, Octavia Street, Wirth Place, and State Street, Officer Garry Flot, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman said in a release.

Adams confessed to the burglaries and identified Guillen-Mendez as his co-perpetrator.

Detectives are continuing their investigation to determine if both Adams and Guillen-Mendez are responsible for other crimes.

Adams arrest history consists of a simple robbery arrest, four burglary arrests, and a criminal trespassing arrest.

Guillen-Mendez arrest history consists of four burglary arrest, and he has been booked with two counts of armed robbery of banks which occurred in Virginia.

“From my point of view those two men didn’t deserve to be on the streets of New Orleans.  They both have extensive records of crime; they continue to find their way back into our communities to commit havoc,” New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas said at a press conference Thursday.

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