A hungry robbery who broke into a Tupelo home, cooked himself

A hungry robbery who broke into a Tupelo home, cooked himself a couple of hot dogs, then made off with a VCR and gold chain was in jail Wednesday night.

Eddie “Eddie Rabbit” Braunson, 30, Byhalia, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. His bond was set at $25,000.

His arrest stemmed from a Tuesday afternoon incident that occurred at a North Green Street home. When children who lived there arrived home from school, they found their back door broken and that someone had gone into the kitchen and cooked hot dogs. The person also used the bathroom before leaving the house with a VCR, five VCR tapes, three gold chains and food.

After talking to a few of the neighbors, police were able to locate Braunson, who was listed as a possible suspect.

In an unrelated incident, Tupelo police are looking for a third person who they say robbed a man of his jewelry after he left a West Main Street drug store Monday night.

Two people, Tina Moore, 20, of Tupelo and Thomas Scruggs, 30, 1205 Rachel St., were each charged with strong arm robbery in connection with that incident. Both have been released from the City Jail under bonds of $500 each.

Police are still looking for Scruggs’ brother, Shane, who also lives at 1205 Rachel St., in connection with that robbery.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call the Tupelo Police Department’s Detective Division at 841-6546.

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