Shoplifter suspected of being involved in New Berlin burglary

Published on: 9/4/2012

Officers investigating a shoplifting incident Aug. 29 discovered evidence that the suspect might also be involved in a recent burglary in New Berlin.

According to the Hales Corners police report:

An employee at Pick 'n Save, 5800 S. 108th St., called police at 3:45 p.m. after an unidentified man shoplifted a bottle of vodka and ran from the store. Although police were unable to find the man, they did find his vehicle in the parking lot.

During a search of his vehicle, officers found drug paraphernalia and several items stolen during a burglary in New Berlin.

Police are seeking the owner of the vehicle, a 21-year-old New Berlin man, in connection with the shoplifting incident and for questioning about the burglary.