Bystander hides St. Louis burglar’s bike in dumpster

ST. JOHN, Missouri – Eduardo Guzman Salazar, a 22-year-old St. Louis County man, is charged with burglary and robbery in connection with an incident on Page Avenue. Salazar is charged with second-degree burglary and theft. He is accused of breaking into an apartment window and stealing over $2,800 in cash. He is held on a $50,000 cash bond.

On November 5, 2023, the Overland Police Department investigated a reported burglary in the 9700 block of Page Avenue. The victim reported that someone entered his apartment by breaking a window and stole approximately $2,800 cash from his bedroom nightstand.

Witnesses at the apartment complex told police they saw a man break into the victim’s apartment, enter through the broken window and leave shortly afterwards.

A witness noted that Salazar arrived with a bicycle, which they took and threw into a dumpster. The witness then confronted Salazar about the break-in and refused to return the bike. Although the witness knew Salazar from previous encounters, they did not know his name.

Overland police arrested Salazar at the scene as he responded to an attempted burglary at a nearby apartment. Additionally, two witnesses from the victim’s apartment complex identified Salazar.

Because the victim and his employer suspected Salazar’s involvement in the theft, they provided the police with Salazar’s name and phone number. That phone number matched the one Salazar had in his possession during the arrest. Although Salazar denied any connection to the burglary, he reported that his bike was stolen that evening.

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