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Scottsbluff man charged with burglarizing ex-girlfriend’s apartment

July 31, 2018

A Scottsbluff man is accused of burglarizing his former girlfriend’s home over the weekend.

Robert Scott, 44, of Scottsbluff, has been charged with burglary, a class IIA felony. He was arraigned on charges Monday and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center.

According to an arrest affidavit, a Scottsbluff police officer was called to the home of a woman who reported that her former boyfriend had stolen bags from her apartment. The woman said she had packed the bags and left for a trip to Cheyenne.

During the night, she told police Scott had contacted her, telling her she needed to return to Scottsbluff. In text messages from the man, she said he sent her photos of bags that had been in her apartment, which he had taken and had at his apartment.

The woman returned to Scottsbluff and Scott told her she needed to come to his home to get the bags. However, the woman refused to enter his home. The woman alleged that Scott admitted to breaking into her apartment through a window in the home.

Police attempted to contact Scott, but were unable. They obtained a search warrant for his home, which they executed Saturday morning in the 800 block of 14th Avenue. However, they did not find the bags. They obtained a second warrant for Scott’s vehicle and located the bags.

Scott was arrested and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

He was also arraigned Monday on charges of driving under the influence and no license in connection with a July 26 arrest.

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