An Edgewater man was arrested Friday after taking a 4-year-old girl with him on a string of burglaries, one in which he made her snatch an iPod touch from a vehicle, an official said.
James Giambra, 35, was being held on $38,000 bail at the Volusia County Branch Jail on a multitude of charges including child neglect.
Giambra’s arrest comes after “a witness reported a suspicious person carrying around large bags on a neighbor’s property along the river” of the home on 100 block of Charles Street where he was seen walking with a little girl who was also carrying a bag Thursday, according to a statement released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The owner of the home, who owns a vessel, “discovered someone had been on his boat and some electrical wires had been tampered with in an apparent attempt to start it,” the release states.
Police caught Giambra in the Charles Street home on Thursday morning.
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