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Deputies: Couple busted leaving break-in had 2-year-old in tow

Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-22 16:14:25-04

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Deputies said a Providence Forge couple was arrested Tuesday, with their two-year-old in their car, allegedly leaving the scene of a home break-in in New Kent County.

The New Kent Sheriff’s Office said the pair was also charged in connection to a series of home break-ins in New Kent, Hanover and Henrico counties over the last few months.

Authorities said 24-year-old Justin Webster Mills and 22-year-old Mary Lee Crawley, both of the 9220 Boulevard Rd. Providence Forge, were charged with burglary, grand larceny, felony child endangerment, and other related charges.

Police said the couple’s 2-year-old, who was in the car when the pair was stopped, is being cared for by a family member.

The Sheriffs’ Offices in New Kent and Hanover, along with Henrico Police, recently teamed up to crack a series of ongoing daytime home burglaries.

Investigators have recovered some stolen property from the break-ins and are working with victims and other local law enforcement agencies to find more property and potentially link the couple to more crimes.

Crawley was released Tuesday night on an unsecured bond by a magistrate. Mills is being held in the Henrico Regional Jail.

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