A burglary occurred at the Becker Deli Plus early Friday morning and one suspect was apprehended while a second is at large.
Becker Police Officer Sgt. Jason Lawson happened to be driving near the Deli Plus store at around 12:50 a.m. when he observed a girl and a man walking away from the store with tobacco products in their arms. The officer set out to pursue the subjects and was eventually able to apprehend the girl after a short foot pursuit.
The male, identified by police as being 19-years-old, was able to get away. His last known residence is Duluth, police said.
After questioning the 16-year-old girl and further investigating, the police officer - now assisted by the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept. and Big Lake Police - discovered the Deli Plus store had been broken into and items stolen.
Two windows behind the cashier area were shattered as well as the bottom glass-part of one of the front doors. Police estimate the damage to the property and the costs associated with the stolen items at $3,500.
The juvenile female from Becker was transported to the Sherburne County jail pending charges of second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools (a hammer), possession of stolen property, criminal damage to property and fleeing police on foot.
The Citizen received a report from the Becker Police Dept. Friday morning that the male suspect had, in fact, been apprehended and was being transported to the Sherburne County jail pending charges. The man’s identity is yet unknown.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Becker Police Dept. at 763-200-4267.