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Burglar Arrested After Using Stolen Bank Card

Police arrested a burglary suspect after he returned to the store where he had used a stolen bank card to buy a flashlight and bandanna.

Officers responded to a burglary that happened as the residents slept nearby in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 5th in the 3600 block of 22 Ave W. The suspect most likely entered through an unlocked sliding door and proceeded to steal a laptop resting on the lap of the sleeping victim. He also took portable speakers, a wallet, backpack and another laptop he found in the room where two of the victims were sleeping.

The stolen bank cards from the wallet had already been used at several retailers including a local mini-mart by the time police were called. Officers responded to the mini-mart and the clerk remembered the suspect and that he bought a burgundy bandanna and a big flashlight.

Just after 5 PM the same day, police received a call from the clerk of the mini-mart reporting that the same suspect had returned and was standing out in front of the store. Officers detained the 18-year-old suspect who had a burgundy bandanna hanging out of his back pocket and a big flashlight. The suspect had three stolen bank cards from the burglary in his possession as well as three additional cards that did not belong to him. His backpack contained the two stolen laptops from the burglary, although the speakers and wallet were still missing.

The suspect was placed under arrest and booked into KCJ for burglary and possession of stolen property. The stolen items were returned to their owners.