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Police: Suspect may have history of high-end burglaries

November 27, 2013

Newport Beach police said they believe they have arrested a professional burglar who targets wealthy neighborhoods.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, a private security guard called police to say he had detained a man trying to climb over the back gate of a home in the 4600 block of Brighton Road.

When officers arrived, they found a grappling hook, gloves, a pry bar and other burglary tools in the man's backpack, police said.

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Newport police then arrested Larry Lee Everett, 57, of Orange on suspicion of attempted residential burglary.

Police said in a news release that they believe Everett preyed on high-end homes and focused on expensive jewelry.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that Everett is connected to other Newport Beach burglaries.

He is being held on $50,000 bail and two burglary warrants for $50,000 and $1 million, police said.

Police are asking that anyone with information about the case call Det. Dave Darling at (949) 644-3799 or the hotline at (800) 550-NBPD.

The department accepts anonymous messages.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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