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Oct 31, 2012 2:41 PM by Ian Cross

RAW VIDEO: Burglary suspect cuts hole in wall, ransacks store

TUCSON - Back in August, a burglary suspect was caught on surveillance camera after he apparently cut a hole through the back of the business and stole items, including lottery tickets and a checkbook. Now, sheriff's detectives have released video of the crime, photos of additional suspects, and a photos of a van they say the suspect used during the burglary.

On August 30, Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to reports of a break-in at the Super H store at 2710 W. Ruthrauff Road to find a hole cut through the bathroom wall in the back of the business, as well as a variety of burglary tools and other items, according to a news release from PCSD.

The store owner said the suspect had ransacked the store, stealing items including lottery tickets and a checkbook, the release stated. The video surveillance system clearly shows a man armed with a handgun, carried in a belt holster on his right side.

Detectives with the sheriff's Burglary Unit were able to track some of the lottery tickets and checks, and caught additional suspect on camera as they attempted to cash them, the release stated.

Detectives also identified the vehicle that was used by the suspect during the burglary: a red van with a white top and an Alaska license plate, the release stated. Detectives found the van had been stolen from a storage facility earlier that month and used until September 13, 2012, when it was found in the Tucson Mall parking lot.

"Detectives are asking the public for their assistance in this case. Anyone who can identify any of the suspects shown in the video and/or in the pictures attached to this release is urged to call 9 -1-1 or 88-CRIME," the release stated. "In addition, investigators are interested in talking to anyone who has seen the van shown in the picture during the timeframe of August 18 through September 13, 2012 or if you have any other information about this case. You can remain anonymous."

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