Deputies need help solving burglary, stolen vehicle case
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima County deputies need help indentifying several people involved in a burglary and car theft.
Deputies responded to the Super H store in the 2700 block of west Ruthrauff Road on Thursday, August 30 after a report of a break-in, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Once on scene, deputies spoke with the store owner who said the store had been ransacked the night before. Deputies then searched the store and discovered that a hole had been cut through the bathroom wall in the back if the building and burglary tools had been left behind.
Video surveillance captured a man armed with a handgun stealing a variety of items, including lottery tickets and a checkbook.
Detectives with the Sheriff's Burglary Unit tracked the lottery tickets and checks and identified additional people who were also caught on camera attempting to cash the checks at various locations.
Surveillance video also showed a vehicle that was used during the burglary. It was a red van with a white top bearing an Alaska license plate. After further investigation, detectives learned that that the van had been stolen from a a storage facility at 1901 North Oracle Road just two days before the robbery.
Detectives are asking for the public's assistance. If you can identify anyone in the surveillance photos, deputies urge you to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME. Investigators are also interested in speaking to anyone who has seen the red van.