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Burglary suspect in custody in Willmar

WILLMAR -- A juvenile was taken into custody after a foot chase at 2:59 a.m. on Monday. He faces burglary and four other felony charges after triggering an alarm at a store on the 700 block of First Street South in Willmar. According to a news re...

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WILLMAR -- A juvenile was taken into custody after a foot chase at 2:59 a.m. on Monday. He faces burglary and four other felony charges after triggering an alarm at a store on the 700 block of First Street South in Willmar.
According to a news release from the Willmar Police Department, officers were dispatched to a business alarm in the 1600 block of First Street South at 2:43 a.m. Officers arrived to find a glass door broken and evidence that merchandise had been taken.
While investigating this burglary, Willmar Police were notified of an apparent burglary in progress of a business in the 700 block of First Street South. Officers responded to the area and the suspect reportedly fled but was later captured. The investigation and evidence showed this individual was responsible for both burglaries and some merchandise was recovered.
The suspect is a 14-year-old male from Willmar, according to the release. He is currently being held at the Prairie Lakes Detention Center pending formal charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, fleeing police on foot and criminal damage to property.
The Willmar Police Department was assisted by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

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