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Theft charges filed after bakery break-in

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2020 | Criminal Defense |

A Washington man is facing criminal charges for allegedly breaking into a bakery. Police believe that he may have broken into the same bakery on two different occasions, taking food both times. He is facing two charges each for second degree burglary, third degree theft and second degree malicious mischief.

The first incident occurred at 3:21 a.m. on March 26, 2020. Although the alarms never went off, police claim that the 28-year-old man entered the bakery by throwing a rock at its front doors. Authorities believe that he removed a tray and 12 donuts from the bakery. An officer later spotted two donuts on a sidewalk near the bakery and spoke with the man he believed may have broken in.

A second incident may have involved the same defendant. Security footage from the bakery show what appears to be the same man placing drinks and pastries into a garbage bag shortly after midnight the following day. He then returned with a second bag and removed additional food items. The bakery says the donuts and tray involved in the first incident were only worth around $24 dollars, although the second totaled up to approximately $200 in food products.

Fighting criminal charges for theft and burglary is important, especially considering that certain educational and employment opportunities might be affected. This means that building a strong criminal defense foundation is essential. Although there are different approaches to doing so, most defendants in Washington could benefit from a thorough review of their charges under the guidance of an experienced attorney.