Police say a man is in custody after breaking into two Tulsa dollar stores early Tuesday.
Just after midnight, officers responded to an alarm at a Family Dollar store near 11th and Utica. When they arrived, police reviewed video surveillance of two black males dressed in dark clothing and wearing masks forcefully enter and attempt to open the safe. After failing to open the safe, the suspects left the store.
About 30 minutes later, police responded to a second alarm from a Dollar General near Pine and Harvard. Security guards at the Dollar General were watching two black males on their video surveillance trying to open the safe. After failing a second time, the officers were told the suspects were seen running out of the store.
According to police, officers established a perimeter once they arrived and located one of the suspects, 38-year-old Justin Myers, and found a black ski mask nearby. Southwest of the Dollar General, police also located a sledgehammer that was allegedly used by the suspects.
Police say they were able to connect the two burglaries together with the same suspects, but only Myers has been arrested.