BELLEVILLE — Police have arrested a suspect in the early morning burglary Thursday of the Salvation Army Family Store, 218 N. Illinois St. that resulted in the theft of more than 300 used DVDs and compact discs, according to a store employee.
Police located and arrested the suspect, whose name has not been released, with the help of surveillance video from outdoor cameras at the home security firm across the street, said Ada Boykin, the store assistant manager.
All the stolen items were recovered, Boykin said.
"He's been caught and we got our DVDs back," she said. "Major kudos to Belleville police."
The name of the suspect has not been released, but "it was somebody who lived down the street," Boykin said.
A Belleville police representative could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.
The burglary took place at about 2 a.m. Thursday, when the someone threw a rock through the store's plate glass window and climbed through it to steal hundreds of DVDs, CDs and a DVD player, Boykin said.
The video camera at Pinnacle Electronic Systems Inc., 219 N. Illinois St., captured an image of the suspected burglar, resulting in his arrest, she said.