UPDATE: Two break ins, one town, police think they could be connected

Local - 2/5/2014 11:17 AM by Nadine Grimley
UPDATE - Police said Wednesday that another store close to Ben Franklin reported a similar incident on Tuesday and now officers think they could be connected.

Fayetteville Police Chief Matt Jeffries said that a suspect was caught on surveillance cameras throwing a rock through the glass at Ben Franklin Tuesday morning.  Jeffries said that suspect got away with money and merchandise. 

He also said that while officers were on scene of that incident, employees from New River Antique mall, located not too far from Ben Franklin, informed police that they too were the victims of a break in. Jeffries said the suspect got away with some old currency.

"The suspect's clearly visible from the surveillance cameras at Ben Franklin," he said, "we're following up on that." 

He said that they were also able to get some tracking information with the help of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department's bloodhound and forensic evidence on the scene. 

FAYETTEVILLE - Police are investigating a report of a break-in at a store in Fayette County.

Dispatchers said it happened just before 6:00 a.m. Tuesday at Ben Franklin on W. Maple Avenue in Fayetteville.  Not too many other details are known at this time, but the Fayetteville Police Department is investigating. 

Stick with Newswatch for more information as it becomes available. 


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