Theft suspect turned in to police by mother, pastor

Robert Davis Jr. (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Davis Jr. (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton man arrested for a string of thefts around Springdale was turned in to police by his mother and his pastor.

Robert Davis Jr., 41, is charged with three counts of breaking and entering and two counts of theft.

According to court documents, Davis broke into several offices in the Springdale on Feb. 21-24, mostly taking computers and electronics.

He's accused of breaking into the Living Word Macedonia Church on Kemper Road on Feb. 22 and stealing a computer. When he admitted to his mother that he broke into the church, she notified the pastor, who contacted Springdale Police. The pastor was shown surveillance video from the other thefts and positively identified Davis as the suspect. He said he has known Davis all his life.

In many of the thefts, a blue Chrysler Town and Country was seen in the area. When police went to interview Davis, they found a blue Chrysler Town and Country in the rear of his residence. Some of the stolen items were recovered from the van.

Davis also admitted to two thefts in Forest Park and said that he would sell the merchandise on the street for drugs.

Davis was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning, but did not show up in court, so a capias was issued for his arrest.

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