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Suspect breaks into St. Pete home through doggie door

Police say suspect involved in 6 break-ins
Posted at 10:10 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-15 11:44:34-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Police arrested a 22-year-old accused of burglary and home invasion robbery with a deadly weapon.

Rushawn Robinson was arrested after police say he broke into at least 6 homes.Police believe he may be involved in numerous other break-ins in the area.

Matthew Ternes say he was asleep inside his St. Pete home with his partner earlier this week when the suspect got into his home by using a doggie door.

"Everything was locked and we woke up and saw my car gone," said Matthew Ternes, victim.

Ternes says the suspect took his car keys and $20 dollars from his wallet, but left his credit cards.

"Dogs were sleeping in the bedroom. I didn't hear anything. The dogs didn't hear anything and my little dog usually hears everything," said Ternes.

Robinson faces several charges including burglary and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

In another burglary, police say the suspect didn't think anyone was home and he was going to sleep in the residence since it was "a bit cold out," according to a police report.

Police say the suspect knew some of his victims, but the majority of victims he did not know.

Robinson is also facing a home invasion with a deadly weapon charge. Police have not released details surrounding the home invasion.

Robinson is in jail on a $655,000 bond.