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Suspect charged in 17 Gaston vehicle break-ins

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Brandon Lee Bowles, 30, has been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins, according to Gaston County Police.

GASTONIA Gaston County police have arrested a man they say was responsible for a series of vehicle break-ins during the last few months of 2013.

Brandon Lee Bowles, 30, of Ranlo, was arrested earlier this month, police say.

Investigators say Bowles was released from prison in September and was on probation for breaking and entering motor vehicles. In addition, he was wearing an electronic monitoring device.

Police say they have linked Bowles to at least 17 break-ins in Cherryville, Kings Mountain, Bessemer City, Gastonia, Dallas, Belmont and Stanley. Investigators allege that Bowles often targeted purses inside cars that were left unlocked while women dropped off children at day care centers.

Gaston County police say they are working with other law enforcement agencies in the county and say additional charges are likely against Bowles.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call police at 704-866-3320 or leave information with Crime Stoppers, 704-861-8000.

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