Gas station burglary suspect identified, arrested

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Gillette police have apprehended a man suspected in a recent string of burglaries that occurred at a gas station near the Gurley Overpass, Police Corporal Dan Stroup said Monday.

Jon Kirby, 36, is charged with three felony counts of burglary after he reportedly broke into the Sinclair gas station on E. Laramie Street on multiple occasions in recent weeks taking around $250 total, per Stroup.

One occasion was reported by Sinclair staff on Oct. 5 who notified police that their business had been burglarized the previous night around 11:39 p.m. and $200 in cash was missing, according to Gillette Police Lt. Kelly Alger.

The suspect turned off the surveillance cameras shortly after gaining access to the business through the back door, Alger said.

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On Oct. 10, Gillette police were again contacted by Sinclair staff who said that someone had broken into the business the previous night around 1:37 a.m., this time taking around $50, per Stroup.

Following the incident reported on Saturday, Gillette police detectives were able to identify the suspect as Kirby, a former employee, who was contacted and arrested on Denver Avenue the same day.

This is a developing story; County 17 will release more details as they become available.