Cornelius Police have arrested one suspect in connection to multiple vehicle break-ins in the west side area of Cornelius. The suspect was targeting unlocked vehicles in residential areas along West Catawba Avenue between Robbins Preserve and Mariner Cove, into the Norman Island area.
While investigating a stolen credit card that was used at Walgreens in Birkdale, surveillance video showed images of the suspect. Based on the location of the break-ins, detectives believed the suspect was local and traveling on foot. They took the suspect's photo to area apartment complexes where the suspect was recognized. On December 15, detectives located the suspect, Phillip Geoffrey Jordan (W/M DOB 11-14-93) at the Redcliffe Apartments. When detectives interviewed Jordan at the Cornelius Police Department, he admitted to breaking into approximately 80-100 vehicles in the area.
Phillip Geoffrey Jordan was arrested and charged with eight felony counts of breaking and entering a a motor vehicle, one felony count of identity theft, one felony count of financial card theft, and two misdemeanor counts of larceny. More charges are pending against Jordan and he is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail.
If you have been a victim of a recent car break-in in the west side of Cornelius and have not filed a police report, please call Cornelius Police Detectives at (704)892-7773.