Prolific thief from Fresno arrested in Washington state

FRESNO, Calif.

Spokane, Washington police say /*Troy Baumgardner*/ broke into several stores since May.

Authorities arrested Baumgardner after discovering stolen property worth $200 thousand at his house. They say that's the largest bust in the city's history.

Baumgardner has a lengthy criminal history here in Fresno. In 2010, he was convicted of setting a Perko's restaurant on fire after stealing money from the safe in 2008.

Baumgardner was arrested again in 2011, when he fell through the ceiling of a Fresno cellphone store he was attempting to burglarize.

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