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Provo man charged with burglarizing multiple local businesses in one day

Posted at 7:14 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 00:14:19-04

UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A Provo man was arrested and charged after police said he stole multiple high-value items from multiple locations over the course of a day.

According to a probable cause statement released by the Utah County Jail, Gregory Johnson, 38, was caught on camera stealing multiple items on Wednesday from several different businesses.

Johnson allegedly stole a tablet worth around $1,500, two cell phones and a t-shirt and keys from a custodial employee at Sykes Enterprises in Provo.

Sherrif’s officials said they were able to identify Johnson via surveillance footage from the businesses he stole from. He was located two days later, on Friday.

The probable cause statement said that at the time of his arrest, Johnson had one of the stolen cell phones on his person in a backpack. An altered Utah temporary ID was also located in the backpack, the statement said.

Johnson was charged with three counts of burglary, all third-degree felonies, one count of theft where the value of the item is more than $1,500, a class-A misdemeanor, one count of forgery, a third-degree felony and one count of tampering with evidence, a class-A misdemeanor.

He was booked into the Utah County Jail for the above charges.