YPD arrests suspect in thrift store thefts
Yuma police have arrested a 22-year-old man who is allegedly one of the two suspects sought in the theft of items from the donation storage area of a non-profit thrift store on four occasions.
Sgt. Lori Franklin, a spokesperson for the Yuma Police Department, said that Jaime Rodriguez was arrested at 7:28 a.m. Wednesday in the area of the 1300 block of Colorado Street.
“He has been related to two of the three burglaries,” Franklin said.
Rodriguez was booked into the Yuma County jail on three counts of burglary and three counts of theft.
The thefts occurred over a two-day period between May 31 and June 1 at the Amberly’s Place Thrift Shop, 812 S. Avenue A.
The suspects were caught on surveillance cameras taking various items that had been donated to the agency out of crates kept in the agency’s storage area, which is on the side of the building and enclosed by a locked fence.
According to Amberley’s Place, the thieves stole well over $1,000 worth of merchandise.