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Several items recovered from string of auto thefts

Brian Ruston Linscomb. Photo Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office. Brian Ruston Linscomb. Photo Source: Angelina County Sheriff's Office.
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested an Orange man suspected in more than 30 car burglaries in Tyler after he called police to report a separate crime.

Brian Ruston Linscomb, 44, is being held in the Angelina County Jail on an outstanding warrant for burglary in Orange County.

According to Tyler Police, he is also a suspect in 30 car burglaries which occurred Sunday during the day at Willowbrook Country Club, Bergfeld Park, Faulkner Park, Rose Rudman Park, Woodcreek Center, Broadway Square mall, Children's Park, Tyler Tennis and Swim and Tyler Internal Medicine.

A witness to a burglary followed Linscomb's vehicle down U.S. 69 South toward Mixon where Linscomb was observed discarding stolen items out the window of his vehicle. Law enforcement officers were notified of the information on the vehicle and determined Linscomb was the suspect.

According to Lufkin Police, Linscomb called police at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday from his motel room, located on the 1700 block of South First Street, telling officers that he and a female, whose name he did not know, were inside of the room when an unidentified male entered the room and demanded money. Police say Linscomb said the suspect, other males in the room and the female fled the scene when he told them he would contact law enforcement.

While speaking with Linscomb, the officers learned of the outstanding warrant and booked him into the Angelina County Jail. It was then Lufkin Police learned that Tyler PD was attempting to locate the 1995 Ford F-250 that Linscomb was driving.

Linscomb is also a suspect in 92 car burglaries in Louisiana.

Tyler Police searched a 10-mile stretch of highway south of Tyler on Wednesday and recovered several items that belonged to victims of the numerous burglaries.

Eight purses, two billfolds, two identification cards, numerous credit cards and one passport was recovered. Investigators say they will notify victims if their property was recovered.

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