Man in custody after robbery spree - WNEM TV 5

Man in custody after robbery spree

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There were at least five businesses robbed in one night and police said Friday the man behind the robberies is behind bars.

This is far from his first brush with the law.

Investigators said around $1,000 in cash was taken during the crime spree, but Friday investigators have a suspect in custody. While they're not naming the suspect yet, investigators said he's from Owosso and has been on their radar for a while.

"We've been trying to monitor the situation. Deputies responded to Chesaning. Traffic stop was performed on this person's vehicle," Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel said.

It was during that stop investigators said they found items connecting him to the break-ins.

The sheriff said the suspect is on parole for burglary and now he is looking at some very serious charges.

"We are seeking continuing criminal enterprise charges against this individual, which is a 20 year felony. Which would send him back to prison for an awful long time," Federspiel said.

Federspiel said there's a few things that business owners can do that might help detour break-ins and at the very least aid them in their investigation.

"Good locks, make sure you're using your locks, lighting and surveillance equipment. If you want to invest in your business it doesn't hurt to put up a security camera or buy an alarm or contract for the alarm services," Federspiel said.

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