Glendale police find burglar hiding in covered hot tub

Glendale police find burglar hiding in covered hot tub
Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 20:27:23-05

An alleged burglar was found by police hiding in a cold water filled hot tub after a burglary. 

Glendale police report that at about 9 a.m. on December 23 they responded to a home near 83rd Avenue and Camelback Road for a reported burglary. When they arrived at the house, they reportedly saw three men running in separate directions. 

Police say they located 31-year-old Robert Belcher hiding in a neighbor's shed. A K-9 officer found 24-year-old Keneen Daniel Stillwell under a neighbor's tree. 

According to police, they discovered Charles Allen Rogers, age 26, submerged in a cold water filled covered hot tub in a neighbor's yard. They say the outside temperature at the time was about 43 degrees. 

Police report that Stillwell forced himself into the home wearing body armor and holding an AK-47 rifle. He reportedly admitted to police that it was his idea to steal Christmas presents for his child. 

All three men have been charged with burglary.