Update: Arrest of Man Accused of Stealing from Houses for Sale

Update (Nov. 18):
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A man wanted for stealing from houses that were listed for sale has been picked up by authorities.

George Sedberry, 43, was arrested Monday night and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

His arrest record notes that he has a hold for parole as well as a theft of property charge in North Little Rock District Court.

Police had been looking for Sedberry after thefts were reported from homes for sale in the area.

Original story (Nov. 17):
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Realtors, if you have a house on the market, police warn you to be on guard. Police say a man was stealing from houses that were up for sale.

The Little Rock Police Department has an active warrant out for George Sedberry, 43. According to LRPD, Sedberry walks into open houses while pretending to be a potential buyer and introducing himself as “Chris Davidson”.

The owners of one home reported their jewelry stolen. Police said they found out Sedberry took the jewelry to a pawn shop to get cash in exchange. Pawn shops require people to show identification, which was how police tracked Sedberry.

Sedberry was convicted of burglarizing homes for sale in 2011. He was out on parole.

“We arrest them, we get them charged and we get. A good conviction out of it, but due to jail space we’re unable to keep those guys locked up so they do get out and do the same type of offenses again,” says Lt. Sidney Allen.

On Saturday, we told you this incident took place in North Little Rock. North Little Rock PD called us today to say they gave incorrect information and that this is an active case in Little Rock.

Police said if you have a house on the market and it is open to buyers, to hide your valuables or remove them from your home. They also suggest, if you are near you home, to check in throughout the day to let potential buyers know you are near.

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