WATERFORD, Mich. -

A man who is already on parole for his troubled criminal past has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a Waterford auto shop.

Police said Wednesday that 38-year-old Robert Daren Hale was taken into custody after pictures of surveillance video of the break-in at Cooley Tire and Auto Center were released to the public. Tips poured in identifying the man on the tape as Hale.

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The shop on Cooley Lake Road was broken into on July 6. The video shows a man breaking open a cash register before getting away with cash.

Police said Hale is on parole for a breaking and entering charge and has an extensive criminal history that includes, burglary, larceny, uttering and publishing, fraud, possession of controlled substances and auto theft.

SLIDESHOW: Surveillance images of tire store thief

Published On: Jul 17 2012 01:32:39 PM EDT

A thief is caught on camera stealing from an auto center shop in Waterford.

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