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Old Person Mask, Nail Gun Recovered as 18-Year-Old Arrested in String of East County School Burglaries

A photo showing evidence recovered during their investigation included a powder-actuated nail gun, a mask that makes its wearer appear to look like an older person, and a camouflage sweater

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department released phtoos of evidence recovered during an investigation into a string of school robberies. Evidence included a nail gun, a old person mask and a camo sweater.
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A teenage suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with a spate of burglaries at East County San Diego-area schools where authorities believe he used a nail gun and an old person disguise to carry out the acts.

Adam Megill, 18, was taken into custody during a search of his home in the 7700 block of Calle De La Estrella in Pine Valley, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Megill is a suspect in school break-ins and thefts in Alpine, Lakeside and Santee, Sgt. John West said. During the crimes, computers and electronic tablets were stolen from the campuses, West said.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department released photos of evidence recovered during an investigation into a string of school robberies. Evidence included a nail gun, a old person mask and a camo sweater (SDSO)

In a release announcing the arrest, SDSO released a photo showing evidence recovered during their investigation. It included a powder-actuated nail gun -- which authorities believed was used to break windows to get inside the schools -- a mask that makes its wearer appear to look like an older person, and a camouflage sweater.

Officials have not specified which schools were targeted during the burglaries.

Megill was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of four counts of commercial burglary and a charge of receiving stolen property. He was being held on $120,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.

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