Anchorage jury convicts serial burglar

A serial burglar first convicted of the crime in 1981 has been found guilty of committing nine burglaries in the spring of 2007.

A jury in Anchorage on Aug. 21 convicted 50-year-old Robert Hernandez on nine counts of first-degree burglary, 18 counts of second-degree theft and two vehicle thefts. Sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 8.

Anchorage police spokeswoman Anita Shell says Hernandez stole a variety of items during the 2007 crime spree, such as guns, jewelry and prescription medications.