Man Caught During Florida Burglary Wearing Watch Stolen in Dothan

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A $3,000 watch worn by a Florida man arrested during a burglary in Panama City, Florida has helped authorities link him to a jewelry store burglary in Dothan.

Panama City police investigators yesterday arrested 31-year-old Maurice Robinson of Opelika, Florida. He is charged with felony possession of stolen property along with several other charges.

A Tag Heuer watch Robinson was wearing had a serial number that matched a watch reported stolen from Kirkland Jewelry store in Dothan.

Several masked men broke into the Dothan store on October 23rd. They stole more than $100,000 in jewelry, including $60,000 in Tag Heuer watches.

Robinson has been charged with the burglary of the Maharaja Fine Jewelry in Panama City around 5:40 a.m. yesterday. He is charged with felony grand theft of over $100,000, felony first-degree burglary and felony possession of burglary tools.

Robinson is being held under no bond at the Bay County Jail.

Dothan investigators won't be able to charge Robinson until they can prove he participated in the Kirkland burglary.

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