Burglar leaves behind charging cell phone when home owners return; cops use it to bust him.
A suspected serial burglar is behind bars after leaving his phone behind for one of his victims to find.
A man entering his mother's Silver Spring, Maryland home Wednesday evening heard a commotion upstairs.
When he went to investigate he found a broken window and saw tracks in the snow below.
He also found a cell phone and charger plugged into the wall.
Police were able to trace the phone to 25-year-old Cody Wilkins.
The power had been out at Wilkins' home, which is why he was charging the phone while burglarizing the home.
Police believe Wilkins is behind a string of burglaries in the area that date back to October of 2010.