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Serial Textbook Thief Targeting Nashville College Campuses Arrested

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A serial textbook thief steals more than $1,000 worth of books from a Nashville university and is caught on camera doing it.

John Jones, 28, is in Metro Jail this morning for burglary after two incidents in August of 2013 where he was caught on camera stealing from David Lipscomb University the School of Business. Police say on August 8, he stole a backpack from a locked professor's office. Then on August 21, Jones stole seven books valued at $1,225, according to the affidavit.

Police had an easy time identifying Jones since he has been involved in several other textbook thefts on this campus and other area campuses. It's believed that Jones obtained a set of keys and was able to unlock several doors on the campus.

Another suspect identified in the burglaries with Jones is William Patton. No word on his arrest.


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