Cigarette thief may well have stolen $150,000 from suppliers in 3 counties

MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) – Law enforcement feel a suspect arrested immediately after a gasoline station split-in

MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) – Law enforcement feel a suspect arrested immediately after a gasoline station split-in in Saginaw early Monday may possibly be liable for the theft of more than $150,000 worth of goods from shops in 3 counties.

The Saginaw Police Division responded to the BP fuel station at 408 S. Michigan Ave. about 4:30 a.m. Monday immediately after the burglar alarm went off. Officers located a large landscape rock applied to smash the front doorway to the convenience retail store and the suspect presently long gone.

The suspect allegedly stole 47 cartons of cigarettes valued at additional than $4,200.

Law enforcement say a supervisor from the retailer brought up surveillance illustrations or photos exhibiting the suspect breaking into the shop, get the cigarettes and push absent in a white 4-doorway Volkswagen sedan.

Saginaw law enforcement started canvassing the space and located a motor vehicle matching the description of the Volkswagen parked at a home in the 1500 block of Stanley Street. Officers allegedly observed other evidence of the BP fuel station break-in and began the process of acquiring a look for warrant for the home.

Investigators say a guy ran from the residence and Saginaw law enforcement arrested him just after a foot chase even though the look for warrant application was in development.

Saginaw law enforcement say other evidence located during the investigation inbound links the suspect to various other occasion retailer and gasoline station burglaries in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties. Investigators estimate he may possibly have stolen far more than $150,000 worth of goods.

The Saginaw Police Department is operating with bordering law enforcement companies to proceed investigating the alleged string of smash and seize robberies all around the Good Lakes Bay Area.

The suspect remained in custody at the Saginaw County Jail on Monday afternoon whilst awaiting expenses.

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