Man accused in series of Shaker Heights thefts makes court appearance

Man accused in series of Shaker Heights thefts makes court appearance
Bobby Weatherspoon at court on Nov. 1 (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The man accused of posing as a utility worker, a landscaper, and a jogger in order to commit a series of thefts appeared in court on Friday morning.

Bobby Weatherspoon is charged with breaking and entering. He was arraigned in Shaker Heights Municipal Court.

Man charged in series of Shaker Heights-area thefts makes court appearance

The judge said the Maple Heights man disguised himself to blend into the community in order to steal items from properties throughout Shaker Heights. In one case, he allegedly broken into an unoccupied Southington Road home.

Investigators believe Weatherspoon took advantage of vulnerable residents. Police issued a statement following his arrest:

“Suspects admit that they commit their crimes in locations that are widely known to be easy targets because basic security measures are not employed. It is imperative that residents lock car doors (at all times, but especially at night), keep garage doors closed and locked, and secure personal property.”

The Shaker Heights judge ordered that Weatherspoon’s case be bound over to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas for a Nov. 6 appearance. Additional charges are expected to be presented to a Cuyahoga County grand jury.

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