Man trespasses Glendale home, uses stolen credit card to buy iPad for grandmother

Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 18:49:17-04

A man is being charged after robbing a home in Glendale in order to replace his grandmother’s iPad.

Glendale police say 18-year-old Colby Daniel Horrigan was seen stealing from a residence on several occasions.

Court records show Horrigan entered a home through a doggie door near 57th Avenue and Cactus Road at 9 p.m. on September 16th and returned around 11 p.m. to steal from a vehicle parked outside the residence.

According to police, the victim was alerted to a fraudulent charge on his credit card around 3:30 a.m. the following morning. After looking around, the victim discovered that several items were stolen from his home including an iPad, laptop computer, wallet, and his Ford Expedition.

Police got a call around the same time from a Wal-Mart near 83rd Avenue and Union Hills reporting a man who was acting suspiciously after buying several items with a credit card.

Police say they were able to match the Wal-Mart customers with the robbery suspect at the Glendale home and bring him in for questioning.

Police say Horrigan admitted to stealing all of the items and explained that he stole the iPad to give to his grandmother because he had stolen hers several months ago.

Horrigan is facing charges of criminal trespassing, identity theft, car theft, and burglary.