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Originally published Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1:09 PM

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Edmonds police accuse garbage man of 6 burglaries

Police say a man accused of six burglaries in Edmonds is a garbage truck driver who broke into homes along his route.

The Associated Press

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EDMONDS, Wash. —

Police say a man accused of six burglaries in Edmonds is a garbage truck driver who broke into homes along his route.

The 44-year-old Monroe man was arrested Monday at a home police were monitoring because it had been hit on Friday. The 97-year-old woman who lives there was not at home.

Police have recovered stolen jewelry, TVs, antiques and tools from the man's vehicle and home.

He was armed with a knife and pepper spray when he was arrested but did not resist.

The Daily Herald reports ( http://is.gd/XoHWBA) he told police he has been having financial problems and lost his home.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com

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