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Suspect arrested after TPD finds black ski mask, sledgehammer after double burglaries

Posted at 8:21 AM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 09:21:23-04

TULSA--Police arrest a suspect after two dollar stores are burglarized within 30 minutes. 

Early Tuesday morning after midnight, officers responded to Family Dollar at 1919 E. 11th St., in reference to an alarm.

Police say that about 12:30am, they observed the front door had been forced open with some type of tool.

After viewing the video surveillance, TPD says that two black males dressed in dark clothing and wearing masks entered the Family Dollar and walked directly to the safe.

Police say one suspect had a cell phone near his face while the other suspect kicked the safe.

TPD says the suspects left the store.

Police say that about 30 minutes later, officers were radio assigned to the Dollar Store located at 1906 N. Harvard Ave. in reference to an alarm.

Officers say that while responding to the call dispatch advised responding officers that security officers were watching two black males via video surveillance attempting to break into a safe inside the business.  One minute later officers were told the suspects were seen running out of the store.

TPD says that officers circled around the dollar store and located one of the suspects between two cars at 3223 E. Seminole St.

Officers located a black ski mask in the back yard of 3223 E. Seminole St.

Southwest of the Dollar Store officers located a black sledge hammer that they say was used to open the safe.  

Officers were able to link the two burglaries together with the same suspects. 

Officers arrested Justin Myers in connection with the crime and charged him with two counts of second degree burglary and one count of obstruction.

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