BURGLARY CASE: Security Officer Nabs Suspect


A robber who broke into a Des Moines Walgreens early Thursday morning was caught by a Drake University security officer.

A little before 2:30 a.m. Officer Matt Richardson heard an alarm going off at the store located at 30th and University.

Police say Richardson saw a man jump through the store’s front door and take off running. Richardson drove through the parking lot and saw the man go through a gap in the fence, so the officer got out of his vehicle and chased him.

Richardson caught the suspect, 47-year-old Eric Burgess, and held him until police got there and arrested him.

Burgess is in the Polk County Jail on third degree burglary and probation violation charges.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,370 other followers