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Scottsbluff burglary suspect arrested in Grand Island

Scottsbluff burglary suspect arrested in Grand Island

A 40-year-old man who is believed to have broken into Burger King and Backaracks in 2017 has been arrested on burglary charges in Hall County.

John¬† Hay is charged with two counts of burglary in Scotts Bluff County; in Hall County he is facing two burglary charges and one count of possession of burglar’s tools.

Scottsbluff’s investigation began in February rooftop break-in at the Burger King restaurant. Nine months later, forced entry was made into Backaracks and money was stolen from the safe.

On January 12, a forced break-in occurred at Grand Island’s KFC restaurant; earlier this week Hay allegedly broke into Slugger’s Bar in Grand Island.

He was arrested on Sunday, and is being held on a $30,000 bond in Hall County. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for February 9th.

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