Suspect accused of breaking into store for cigarettes, lottery tickets arrested

AUBURN, Mich. (WNEM) – Police have arrested a suspect accused of breaking into a convenience store and stealing cigarettes and lottery tickets.

State Police troopers were dispatched to a break-in alarm at JoJo’s Refresh Shop, located at 401 Midland St. in Auburn, on Friday, September 9 at approximately 1:35 a.m.

Troopers learned a suspect broke into the business and stole scratch-off lottery tickets and cigarettes, Michigan State Police said.

Authorities have identified the suspect as a 40-year-old man from Auburn. Some of the stolen items were later found at the suspect’s home during a search by police, according to the preliminary investigation.

The suspect was arrested and taken to Bay County Jail on Friday afternoon on felony charges related to the incident, police said.

While the investigation is still ongoing, anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call the Michigan State Police Tri-City Post at 989-495-5555.

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