Police Say Iowa City Burglar Cut Hole In Attic Wall

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By Richard Pratt

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An 18-year-old Iowa City man has been accused of cutting a hole in an attic wall so he could burglarize an adjoining home.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says Jerome Brooks Jr. is charged with felony theft and burglary. He remained in Johnson County Jail on Wednesday, pending $5,000 bail on each charge. Online court records don't list the name of his attorney.

Police say the victim reported the burglary the week of Sept. 9 and said the items taken included savings bonds, electronics and some jewelry. Police say Brooks often visited the residence that adjoined the victim's home and that he'd cut a hole in the drywall that separated the two attics.
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