Man caught raiding donation bins in University Heights

SAN DIEGO - A man is under arrest, accused of stealing items from donation bins throughout the University Heights neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

San Diego police report that they first responded to a 911 call about a man in a pickup truck who was allegedly removing items from a donation bin.

Officers began canvassing the area, and at about 2:15 a.m. a search helicopter spotted the suspect scouring through bins in the area of Madison and North avenues.

Officers detained the suspect while officers searched the pickup, in which they found bags of clothing.

His name and the charges he could face were not immediately confirmed.

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