Thieves caught after stealing guns and drugs from safe in Battle Creek

Posted at 6:20 AM, May 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 06:20:42-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A police dog tracked down the first of three suspects who were all arrested on charges they broke into a Battle Creek home and stole firearms and prescription narcotics. The crime and capture took place shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

The trio is accused of the break-in and theft on Scenery Street after two suspects were seen leaving the scene on foot and another one in a vehicle. The K-9 unit tracked the suspects on foot, and one of them was found and arrested about a mile away.

A little later, a suspect was found trying to hide in an apartment complex near Territorial Road and Riverside Drive. The suspect had gun and drugs taken in the break-in.

The third suspect was located and arrested in the 300 block of E. Burnham Street.

All of the suspects are in jail awaiting arraignment on felony charges.