Suspected 'doggy door bandit' arrested - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspected 'doggy door bandit' arrested

Gregory Townsend (Source: MPD) Gregory Townsend (Source: MPD)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man who police said crawled through a doggy door to steal prescriptions is now in custody.

Gregory Townsend will face a judge Wednesday on two counts of aggravated burglary.

Memphis police arrested Townsend on Wednesday evening. 

They said he spent three consecutive Sundays sneaking into a house on Robindale Lane while the homeowner was at church.

Police worked with the homeowner to set up cameras inside the home. Those cameras captured a man coming into the home.

Surveillance pictures went up on social media, and quickly people started calling Crime Stoppers with tips. Townsend was soon identified as a suspect.

Townsend is now in jail on a $50,000 bond.

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