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Serial burglar on the loose in North Texas

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Police are looking for a serial burglar who has hit homes in Arlington, Mansfield and in Ellis and Tarrant Counties. Police said he's attacked homes four times in nine days in south Grapevine.

Police suspect Jesus Gasper Chavez, 23, because of evidence found at the scene of some of the break-ins.

The suspect will knock on the front door to see if anyone's home then break in a back door, using a brick. Police say the suspect is after jewelry and gold.

Grapevine police suspect Chavez is the same man who broke into a house on Saturday. Someone was home at the time and the suspect ran away.

Police don't think the suspect is armed but they believe it's a matter of time before someone gets hurt. "Bad things can happen when homeowners meet intruders and nobody wants to see that happen. I want to get rid of this, needs to be stopped," said Matt Shirley who's a recent burglary victim.

Police won't say exactly what's lead them to Chavez, who has an arrest history. The evidence found at the scene has been an easy trail to follow. Police are just trying to figure out how to find him and stop him.

Police have tried to pin down a vehicle description but they have at least eight vehicle descriptions from different cases. When the suspect ran from the attempted burglary on Saturday, he was seen leaving on foot.

Police haven't left out the possibility that he has an accomplice helping with a getaway car.

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