SIKESTON - Three persons are in custody as the Sikeston Department of Public Safety continues the investigation into two separate burglaries.
Sikeston officers responded to an alarm at 2 U Beauty and Fashion, 605 Brunt St., at 8:20 p.m. Sunday. When officers arrived they saw two males, ages 15 and 16, from Sikeston, walking from the rear of the business.
While speaking with the juveniles, it was discovered a rear door of the building was forced open. Once inside, the interior walls were broken to gain access to adjacent businesses. This caused a significant amount of damage to the building, according to a DPS news release.
" It is believed the subjects were attempting to steal from the businesses but were interrupted by the alarm, said Sgt. Jim McMillen, with Sikeston DPS.
The juveniles were taken into custody at the scene.
At around 11:15 p.m, Sunday, a DPS officer was flagged down on North West Street in reference to a burglary in progress. The officer followed the complainant to a residence on Kate Street, where the complainant pointed to a vehicle leaving the area and identified the driver as the person who was seen attempting to force his way into the rear of the residence.
Police immediately stopped this vehicle. The driver, a 34-year-old Sikeston man, was arrested and later questioned about the incident.
Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact Sikeston DPS at 573-471-6200 or contact our CRIMESTOPPERS Hot Line at 573-471-1500. All tips can remain confidential.