Keith Henry Adams, 20, was arrested April 9 and charged with burglary and criminal trespass. He was residing with his grandparents in a subdivision close to where the crime took place.
The suspect was arrested by Officer Jared Jordan with the city’s K9 Unit the Monday after Easter. Some of the clothing was believed to be worn by Adams during the burglary was recovered in the home during a consent search and he was subsequently charged, police said.
Jordan remembered the suspect from a traffic stop.
“He had pulled the person over in a traffic stop a couple weeks prior,” said Canton Police spokeswoman Stacy Bailey. “Jordan saw the photo hanging up in the police department and remembered the man.
“We suspected from the beginning it was probably somebody close by,” Bailey said.
The burglary occurred on Easter Sunday morning at the Chevron on Mountain Vista Boulevard in Canton, police said.
Based on the video footage from the business, the suspect was in the parking lot at about 2:15 a.m. when the store’s alarm went off and patrol units responded.
Police say they believe the suspect was using the first instance to gauge the response time by patrol offices.
Then at about 2:57 a.m. the video reveals the suspect was once again in the parking lot, and this time he threw a rock through the glass door on the left side of the business, police said.
The man then entered the store and immediately ran around behind the counter where the cigarettes are kept above the register.
The suspect removed the first pack and placed it on the counter, before removing an additional two or three packs of what appear to be Marlboro Lights and fleeing out the same door he previously entered.