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Skinny Burglar Hungry For More Crime
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(Providence-AP) -- The skinny burglar has struck again. The hungry and creative criminal who police believe to be responsible for eight break-ins at South Side businesses is linked to four new crimes.

The latest robberies occurred during the last week in Olneyville and the West End.  Police say the territory is new, but the method is the same. The thief squeezes down ventilation shafts or kitchen vents, or smashes a small hole through a wall, to get in.

He or she normally grabs cash, cigarettes and food. The robber's eaten a watermelon, a mango and even cooked a meal at one restaurant on Cranston Street.

The skinny burglar has been linked to a dozen break-ins in the past month.

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