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VIDEO: Naked man caught on camera stealing from Florence homes

Posted at 4:35 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 23:00:31-05

A man wanted in connection to a string of burglaries in Florence has been arrested.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, 47-year-old Jeremy Lawrence was identified from several surveillance videos provided by some of the victims.

The most recent incident took place on November 11, involving the theft of an exotic tree from a home near Cactus Forest and Diffin roads. The homeowner told deputies he believed it was the same person seen on surveillance cameras stealing from his neighbor's home the night before.

In that incident on November 10, deputies say Lawrence was spotted on cameras wearing a ghillie suit and taking various items from the neighbor's property. 

Deputies also pieced together similarities to a case from August involving a theft at a home near Kelvin Highway and Peg Leg Road. Surveillance video from that incident shows a man, now identified as Lawrence, completely naked, only wearing shoes and gloves, stealing plants off the property. 

Lawrence's tattoo also linked him to two cases in 2016 where the suspect was caught on cameras without a shirt, revealing a tattoo. 

On November 16, deputies searched Lawrence's home in Florence and recovered most of the stolen property from the previous week. A marijuana grow house was also discovered in a back shed. Deputies seized more than 26 plants.