SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of burglaries at Trolley Square businesses.
According to a police watch log report, one of the victims in those burglaries followed the suspect to an apartment complex at 825 E 600 S on Thursday afternoon.
Police responded to the apartment complex, where they detained 31-year-old Lance Bullcreek. After obtaining a search warrant, police said they recovered $10,000 in stolen property from Bullcreek’s apartment.
“Luckily, they followed the suspect at a safe distance to the point that the suspect was not aware that the citizen was doing this,” said Det. Matt Roper, SLCPD. “We would not like to encourage citizens to get involved to the point that they’re gonna be exposing themselves to danger.”
Taymour Semnani, general counsel representing Trolley Square’s management, says an employee of the shopping center actually followed the suspect on Thursday.
Semnani says Trolley Square management launched its own investigation after the first burglary. Since that time, they’ve been pouring over surveillance footage and even worked with management at City Creek Center to help identify Bullcreek.
Police are continuing to investigate recent burglaries at Trolley Square, which they said have been occurring over the past couple of months.
Bullcreek faces six burglary charges.