Bristol Township Cops Catch California Man Burglarizing CVS for $96 worth of Munchies
A California man was caught red handed by Bristol Township Police, walking out of Croydon pharmacy with a bag filled with food and beverages,
David Short, 30 of Riverside California was jailed last week, after Bristol authorities captured him after he allegedly broke into the CVS at 901 Bristol Pike.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were dispatched to the drug outlet at 2:25 am on August 15 for a front door break of glass alarm. CVS security watching video of the suspect in the store told responding officers he was wearing all black outfit with a black top labeled ‘Cal.”
Three minutes later, police made contact with the suspect in the parking lot with a large bag of food and beverages, police commanded Short to drop the bag, police also noted the black stitched ‘Cal’ on his hoodie that store security observed on se video when he first broke into the store, police wrote in court documents.
Short was taken into custody and minutes later, store staff arrived on scene to review video surveillance of the break in, said police.
On the footage, Short is seen out front of the store at 2:16 a.m. breaking the first set of sliding glass doors by throwing a large rock at them, and seven minutes later, police said, he breaks through the second set of glass doors and begins to run through the store using a cooler to gather 36 total items of food and beverages, court records show.
Short, police say, then dragged the cooler to the front counter area, took a large trash bag, filled it with the items from the cooler which had a total value o about $91.00 and left the store.
After Short was transported to police headquarters, he was searched and suspected heroin was found in his wallet.
Short was arraigned and sent to Bucks County Correctional with bail set at 10 percent of $200,000.00. by Bensalem Judge Joseph P. Falcone.
He is charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass, and five additional misdemeanor related offenses of which two are drug counts.
Short is scheduled to appear in Bristol Borough District Court on September 8.