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Homeless Miami man accused of stealing assault rifles from car

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Posted at 7:12 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 08:35:39-04

MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a homeless man they say stole two assault rifles and a handgun from a car in Miami.

Miami police said Tuesday that they've arrested 30-year-old Robert Patterson on counts of grand theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and armed burglary.

Officials say Patterson broke into a condominium on June 12 and stole two AR-15 rifles and a handgun from a car parked inside a garage. Police later released surveillance video showing a man getting into a black Mercedes-Benz and removing something from the trunk.

Authorities received a tip that led them to Patterson Tuesday.

Patterson remains behind bars without bond. It's unclear if he has an attorney.