PELHAM, N.Y. (WPIX)—Police tracing signals from a stolen video game system were led to a team of burglars in the Bronx, hording hundreds of stolen items.
Jeremiah Gilliam, 22, was playing with an Xbox 360 stolen from a home in the village, when Westchester police turned up unannounced with a search warrant Tuesday. Cops say instead of selling the item, Gilliam kept it for himself.
Investigators say the owner of the Xbox went online the day after he had been robbed, and realized someone posing as him was already logged onto the internet. Cops were able to get the computer's IP address, and track the system to the suspects home.
Cops say Gilliam -- who was on parole after various drug convictions -- was harboring more than 55 different articles. Cops were able to recover nearly $5,000 worth of stolen electronics -- including navigation systems, laptop computers and cell phones -- from about 200 car larcenies and some burglaries.
Police do not believe Gilliam worked alone, and are currently working on making other arrests.
They believe the team stayed near highways in Pelham, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Scarsdale, White Plains, New Rochelle and Yonkers.