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2 arrested in South Jordan after break-in at Zumiez, police say

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Posted at 8:36 AM, Apr 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-12 18:23:48-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Two males were arrested Saturday after breaking into a popular clothing store and stealing hundreds of dollars in clothing and long boards, according to police Sunday morning.

At approximately 2:38 a.m. Saturday, South Jordan police officers were in the area of a Zumiez, located in the District, 11465 S. District Main Drive, when they heard unusual banging noises from the business area.

When officers went to check it out they noticed the front window of Zumiez had been broken out and two suspects were running from the store, according to a press release from South Jordan police.

The officers pursued and were able to apprehend to males, Michael Burgess, 21, of West Jordan, and Joshua Rash, 18, of Herriman.

Burgess and Rash were found with long boards and clothing in the amount of $500, the release states. Damage to the business is estimated to be more than $400.

Burgess and Rash were booked into the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center on burglary charges and fleeing police.

“This case is an example of outstanding police work. These officers heard an unusual sound and investigated the origin of the sound, which lead to the discovery of a burglary in-progress and quick apprehension of these two suspects,” said Master Officer Samuel Winkler, spokesman for South Jordan police.