Nine post office burglaries in seven months: Are they the work of the same suspect?

The overnight burglaries of two post offices in Butte County last September were not exactly whodunits, court documents say.

Video from the scene of the first one on Sept. 11 in Bangor shows a car parked outside bearing the license plate of a sedan registered to the suspect, according to court files. Video from inside the building shows a man whose face matches the suspect’s driver’s license photo, as well as distinctive tattoos on both his legs, the files say.

Evidence from the second burglary the next night in Stirling City includes blood left behind on locked drawers that had been pried open, blood that matches the DNA of the suspect, court files say.

Now, postal inspectors are looking at seven other post office break-ins in recent months to see if they are linked to their suspect: Jeremy Anthony Elguez, a 32-year-old Chico man currently being held in the Sacramento County Main Jail without bail.

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