Published: Oct 26, 2010 11:05 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2010 8:06 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral Police arrested a burglar who was caught in the act of committing a second burglary while detectives had him under surveillance as a potential suspect in an earlier burglary.

Nathan T. Spanley (DOB: 05/04/1981) was charged with Grand Theft and Burglary.

Earlier this morning, detectives with the Cape Police Property Crimes Unit were investigating a burglary at 2933 Santa Barbara Boulevard where a television was stolen. Detective Robert Luzzarraga began surveillance of a possible suspect, Nathan Spanley, who lived nearby. As the detective watched, Spanley left his residence and forcibly entered the rear lanai screen door of a neighbor's residence. After failing to gain entry into the residence through the rear slider, Spanley left the property and returned to his home.

Cape detectives made contact with Spanley at his residence where he was taken into custody without incident on the initial burglary. Further investigation on the burglary witnessed by Detective Luzzarraga at 2908 SE Santa Barbara Place found that the home was occupied a the time of the crime. Spanley subsequently was charged with Burglary in that offense.