Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with two burglaries that occurred at Discount Smoke Shop, 709 East Broadway.

On Saturday, July 30 at 2:55 a.m., Sedalia Police responded to a commercial burglary alarm at the business and discovered that entry was forced and several vape devices and products were stolen. Total amount of the theft was estimated at $3,000, with about $330 in property damage.

Then on Monday, Aug. 1 at 1:16 a.m., Sedalia Police once again responded to Discount Smoke Shop for a commercial burglary alarm. Officers discovered entry was forced, and several more vape devices and products were stolen. Total amount of the theft was estimated at $9,800, with about $250 in property damage.

The SPD's Criminal Investigations Bureau began investigating the burglaries and potential suspects were identified.

Then on Tuesday, Aug. 2, detectives and patrol officers conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of East Chestnut in Sedalia. Additional evidence was located, and several of the stolen vape devices and products were recovered.

Two juveniles now face charges of two counts of 2nd degree burglary, two counts of 2nd degree property damage, two counts of felony stealing, two counts of possession of burglary tools and minor in possession of tobacco and vapor products.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby
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