Man accused of robbing 84-year-old woman arrested after FOX 2 story

Security cameras caught a criminal in the act, stealing an 84-year-old Detroit woman's belongings including a gun.

FOX 2 showed you the surveillance video for the first time two weeks ago and now, police have a suspect under arrest. 

Elizabeth Morrow will likely get her first sound sleep in weeks.

"I feel comfortable now that he is caught," she said. "At first I was kind of shaky and I wasn't sleeping too well. Behind this, I am able to go back to normal."

That's because police say the man seen on Morrow's security camera, walking out of her Cherrylawn home with stolen property, was arrested.

"Getting that kind of results so soon," Morrow said. "I was pleased to hear that."

 The arrest came after FOX 2 initially aired the story back in April. A tip to police led them to find the suspect who allegedly had Morrow's stolen gun on him.

"That young and doing this, and messing up his life, messing up his freedom," she said. "For what?"

 Police say the suspect confessed to breaking into Morrow's home and stealing her gun and her 70 pairs of earrings among other things.

"I miss them, every morning when I get ready to go out," she said. "I go to my dresser and I am at a loss because I have only one pair of earrings."

The suspect was arrested along with another man who police say also had a stolen gun with him. Investigators credit these arrests to a FOX 2 viewer and some of the best home security footage police have seen.

Police tell FOX 2 this same person who they caught for the home invasion here on Cherrylawn may be responsible for up to six more similar crimes.  

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