TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department arrested two men who broke into two businesses early Tuesday morning.
Officers got a call around 4:00 a.m. about an alarm going off at a business off Capital Circle NorthEast, called SAM, LLC.
When they arrived, officers noticed two people inside the building, looking around with flashlights.
Once asked to step outside, the two suspects tried to run from the officers but were arrested after a short pursuit on foot.
"It's always good when you can catch someone in the act on doing something. It actually helps with our probable cause as well because they're actually inside the business and we know they have no business being in there at the time," said TPD Officer Damon Miller. "A lot of citizens are helpful to us when they just call to say 'hey, we see something going on' so again it goes back to if you see something, say something."
Miller says, after catching the suspects, TPD connected them with a break-in at Peoples South Bank earlier that day.
Both are charged with two counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools, and resisting an officer.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two males, one a juvenile, were arrested by Tallahassee Police investigating two commercial burglaries early Tuesday morning.
Officers responded to People South Bank, 2721 Capital Circle Northeast, and SAM, 2844 Pablo Avenue, within a similar time frame.
Officers responding to the burglary at SAM found the two suspects inside the business. The suspects tried to flee from the officers but were arrested after a short foot pursuit.
Probable cause was developed to charge Reginald Wilson, 18, and the juvenile with two counts of burglary, possession of burglary tools and resisting an officer without violence.
Reginald Wilson was transported to the Leon County Detention Facility. The 17-year-old male was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) for processing.
Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.