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Are these correct and meaningful:

1) We had a few suspects. There was a burglar who had been arrested multiple times, but we didn't know how many times. There was another burglar, who had been arrested multiple times and we knew how many times. Jones hadn't been arrested at all.


2) The burglar who had been arrested multiple times but we didn't know how many times had an alibi. The other one didn't.


I don't think they work. I don't think:

who had been arrested multiple times, but we didn't know how many times

is a legitimate relative clause.

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navitasan I don't think:who had been arrested multiple times, but we didn't know how many timesis a legitimate relative clause.

It is grammatically fine. It's just clumsy, but people do talk that way sometimes. You could change the words, maybe "The burglar whose rap sheet was incomplete had an alibi." or "The first burglar had an alibi."