Two suspects accused of burglarizing Jewelry on James, other businesses charged

Deshawn Stroud

Two suspects have racked up a list of charges for a string of seven commercial burglaries.

They are believed to be the same suspects who made out with about $5,000 worth of jewelry from Jewelry on James.

"I was a little surprised and a lot relieved," said Jewelry on James owner Tom Marini. "It was just violent the way they smashed the window and punched out the glass and it led me to believe they weren't going to stop until they got caught."

Police say the spree of burglaries happened in the Syracuse area on March 17th and March 28th.

Police charged Adrian Huddleston, 25, and Deshawn Stroud, 21, both of Syracuse, with attempted burglary, burglary, criminal mischief, and petit larceny. Other charges are pending.

On March 17th, police say Huddleston and Stroud burglarized Old Man's Garage on Valley Drive.

Early in the morning of March 28th, police say both suspects went on a burglary spree at the following locations:

-World Gold Fashion, 139 North Geddes Street

-Guy's Automotive Service, 700 Hiawatha Boulevard East

-New Millennium Auto Broker, 500 Hiawatha Boulevard East

-Pawn King, 1901 West Genesee Street

-Pawn King, 179 Shop City Plaza

-Choppers Car Care, 3207 Burnet Avenue

-Jewelry on James, 3547 James Street

Both suspects were arraigned in Syracuse City Court and are being held in the Onondaga County Justice Center.

The arrests were made after several tips from citizens who saw surveillance video of the Jewelry on James burglary on the news.

"It really is a huge help to us," said Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan. "These are crimes that may have gone unsolved had they not had these cameras. And the quality of the video keeps getting better and better."

A third suspect was involved in several of the burglaries but has not been found, according to police.