Jason Loftis and Jeff Atkins have been arrested by Scottsdale police for their alleged involvement in a burglary spree throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale. Police believe the two men could be responsible for around 170 burglaries in the area.
Scottsdale police state that they witnessed both men forcibly enter a house, remain inside for one minute and four seconds, then exit with stolen items in tow before leaving in a stolen vehicle. The residence entered is situated near Sweetwater Avenue and Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
The pair allegedly then attempted to pawn the stolen property, and an additional pawnshop employee was also arrested related to the case. Arthur Mosheev, the owner of A&E Gold Buyers, was arrested for allegedly knowing that the items brought in by Loftis and Atkins were stolen, but buying them anyway.
The arrests come after a joint effort by both the Phoenix and Scottsdale police forces. Officers report that they had been watching Loftis before this incident, and they suspected he was involved in the burglaries. Loftis had previously been brought in on another burglary charge in November 2010, but a warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court.
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