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Woman accused of breaking into Mesa storage facility units

February 4, 2021 GMT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has been arrested for allegedly breaking into numerous locked units at a storage facility in Mesa, according to authorities.

Mesa police said 33-year-old Cyndal Despain has been booked into jail on suspicion of three felony counts of burglary.

It was unclear Wednesday if Despain has a lawyer yet for her case.

According to Phoenix TV station KTVK, Despain told police detectives that she picked the locks and burglarized storage units to support her drug habit.

Police said Despain and her husband had rented a unit, which allowed her to get into the facility.

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They said surveillance videos showed Despain picking the locks on several units and loading more than $20,000 worth of guitars, music equipment and other stolen items into her vehicle.

A search warrant was served on Despain’s storage unit and police say they recovered a number of stolen items from unit burglaries.