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17-year-old arrested on 28 counts of burglary in Peoria

Police responded to an alarm at Wal Mart on University Street in Peoria early Friday morning. Glass doors were broken and surveillance video showed a suspect stealing items before quickly leaving. Peoria Police Detectives were able to use the surveillance video to identify a 17-year-old suspect who was later arrested on East Republic Street.

Upon investigation, Police say the juvenile suspect worked with others to commit 29 other burglaries at businesses since the beginning of the year. It appears as though the suspects used the same method to gain entry to those businesses, smashing glass windows and doors. The estimated damage to those businesses totals an estimated $100,000, not including any stolen items.

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested for 28 counts of burglary and is being held at the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.

Kyle Beachy

Kyle Beachy is a Multimedia Journalist for 25 News and Heart of Illinois. Born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, he attended Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Education and played baseball. He comes to us from Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University.

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