Paxton man admits to Rantoul break-in

Paxton man admits to Rantoul break-in

RANTOUL — A Paxton man who apparently wanted to ease his conscience was arrested early Saturday after admitting that he broke into a Rantoul home last fall.

Rantoul police Sgt. Lance Kerney said David B. Robbins, 26, approached a police officer in Ludlow early Saturday and told the officer that he had broken into a house in Rantoul in the latter part of October.

Kerney said the Ludlow officer contacted Rantoul police, who confirmed that there had been a break-in to a home in the 400 block of Marco Drive and that a PlayStation had been stolen.

"He walked up to the Ludlow officer and confessed," said Kerney. "We went and got him."

Robbins appeared in bond court at the county jail Saturday morning, where he was preliminarily charged with residential burglary. He was released on his own recognizance and told to be back in court Wednesday.

Kerney declined to say if the stolen electronic equipment was recovered.

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