PD: Styrofoam cup and iPad lead police to teen who robbed homes in Scottsdale

Posted at 2:39 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 20:33:01-04

A drink cup and iPad lead police to a teen allegedly responsible for thefts of Scottsdale homes where residents lost over $10,000 in jewelry and electronics. 

Court records show that in the fall of 2014, two homes in Scottsdale were burglarized with about $5,000 worth of jewelry and electronics stolen from each home.

Police report that at one of the homes a Circle K styrofoam cup was left in a bedroom of the home. A neighbor also made a report to police that he saw two teens holding cups and looking into homes in the area. 

Police say one of the victims later received a phone call from a woman saying she bought an iPad from someone on Facebook but when she turned it on, the iPad was locked with a message saying it was stolen and provided the phone number of the victim. 

Police were able to find out that the person she bought the iPad from was 19-year-old Raiquinn Trevon Fair.

In July of 2016, a DNA match came back on the styrofoam cup; it matched Fair who was in custody about to be sentenced on another burglary charge on August 18.

He has now been charged with another count of burglary and trafficking ion stolen property.