Hazleton Police

Hazleton Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

July 19, 2018 - 7:22 am

On July 18, 2018 at approximately 1300 hrs., Officer Pedro Bautista arrested a male identified as Victor M. Tejeda Jr 23 years of age under the following circumstances. Hazleton Police Department was dispatched 225 W. Broad Street, Metro PCS Store with regard to burglary and theft of currency.Subsequent investigation by the officers immediately revealed that in the last two weeks, Tejeda entered the store after hours, approximately (18) times and removed different amounts of US currency each time.The cumulative amount stolen is over $6000 in US currency.It appears that Tejada is a former employee of the location and illegally gained access. Charges were filed on Tejeda for burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and receiving stolen property.

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