Austin man accused of breaking into 34 homes, some while on parole

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is accused of breaking into 34 homes in the span of four months in south and west Austin homes. 

According to Austin police records, George Rodriguez broke into 34 homes — mostly during the day — and took mostly electronics including TVs, iPads, and computers. Documents say Rodriguez would then take the stolen items to pawn shops that were close by and get whatever cash he could. 

Police documents also show that Rodriguez had his girlfriend, Angel Velasquez, do some of the pawings of the items as well.  Velasquez has not been arrested. 

A sergeant familiar with the case says Rodriguez has an extensive criminal history that is composed mostly of burglary charges. Additionally, Rodriguez was on parole for a separate burglary charge while these homes were being broken into. 

The arrest affidavit states a big help in capturing Rodriguez was surveillance cameras mounted on neighboring houses. 

Police say they are working on returning as many of the stolen items as they can to their owners and there could be more charges filed. 

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