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Police have arrested a man with a lengthy criminal record who stole more than $100,000 in jewelry during an early Wednesday morning burglary in downtown Watertown.


Watertown Police Detective Chad Stahl held a news conference at police headquarters Wednesday afternoon…..





Police quickly went to work to track down the burglar…..





And that’s where the suspect—67 year-old Takskim Neriroski—was arrested. Stahl says Neriroski has a Las Vegas address, and is of Yugoslavian descent.


Investigators obtained a search warrant to look through Neriroski’s vehicle, and they know there are stolen items in there….





Stahl says Neriroski disabled a lock on the front door of Makepeace Jewelry, which allowed him to get inside, and then he went to work…





Neriroski has a criminal history dating back to the 1970’s that includes convictions for burglary, armed robbery, assaults with weapons and drug crimes.


Neriroski was not armed when he was arrested by police this morning.


Stahl says investigators are trying to determine how long the suspect had been in Watertown before today’s arrest.


Stahl says in the suspect’s vehicle was a road atlas opened to the state of South Dakota.


Neriroski is being held in the Codington County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond.