26-YEAR-OLD MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH FRIDAY NIGHT ATTEMPTED BURGLARY OF DOLLAR TREE AND TIMES SQUARE LIQUORS

MT. VERNON POLICE HAVE ARRESTED A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN IN CONNECTION WITH ATTEMPTED BURGLARY FRIDAY NIGHT OF THE DOLLAR TREE AND ARMED ROBBERY OF TIMES SQUARE LIQUORS ON 42ND STREET. ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, OFFICERS RESPONDED AROUND 11:23 P.M. FRIDAY TO THE WALMART SUPERCENTER STORE IN MT. VERNON AFTER AN EMPLOYEE OF THE DOLLAR TREE REPORTED SEEN AN OFFENDER FROM AN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY EARLIER THAT EVENING OF DOLLAR TREE. DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AROUND 9:41 P.M. FRIDAY OF THE DOLLAR TREE AND THE ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY AROUND 10:07 THAT SAME EVENING OF TIMES SQUARE LIQUOR, OFFICERS WERE ABLE TO IDENTIFY BUCHANAN AS THE SUSPECTED OFFENDER OF BOTH INCIDENTS. ADDITIONALLY, BUCHANAN WAS FOUND TO HAVE STOLEN PROPERTY FROM THE WALMART STORE. DETECTIVES FROM THE MT. VERNON POLICE DEPARTMENT WERE CALLED IN TO ASSIST WITH THE INVESTIGATION. DETECTIVES OBTAINED A SEARCH WARRANT FOR A VEHICLE THAT BUCHANAN POSSESSED AND LOCATED PROPERTY USED DURING THE COMMISSION OF THE CRIMES. POLICE SAY THEIR INVESTIGATION BEGAN AFTER DOLLAR TREE EMPLOYEES REPORTED THAT A WHITE MALE SUBJECT HAD ENTERED THE OFFICE AREA OF THE STORE AND ATTEMPTED TO BREAK INTO THE SAFE. THE OFFENDER WAS CONFRONTED BY AN EMPLOYEE AND RAN FROM THE STORE. OFFICERS THEN RESPONDED A SHORT TIME LATER TO A REPORT OF AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY WHERE A HANDGUN WAS DISPLAYED. THE OFFENDER, WHO MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFENDER FROM THE DOLLAR TREE ATTEMPTED BURGLARY, FLED THE SCENE WITHOUT TAKING ANYTHING FROM THE STORE. BUCHANAN WAS ULTIMATELY TAKEN TO THE JEFFERSON COUNTY JAIL ON CHARGES OF BURGLARY, AGGRAVATED ARMED ROBBERY AND FELONY RETAIL THEFT. HE AWAITS THE FORMAL FILING OF CHARGES AND THE SETTING OF BAIL.