Uber driver broke into passengers' homes after trips

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FRANKFORD, Del. (AP)-- Police say an Uber driver has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Sussex County.

Delaware State Police say 26-year-old Saddam A. Awadallah of Frankford would drive his passengers from their homes to businesses and restaurants in the Ocean City and Dewey Beach areas. Police say that after dropping them off, Awadallah would return to their homes and steal credit cards, computers, watches, cell phones and other items.

Police say Awadallah was taken into custody in Tennessee and returned to Delaware on Monday. He has been held on burglary and related charges at the Sussex Correctional Institution. An official at the jail said he did not know whether Awadallah has an attorney.