Courtesy The Hutchinson News
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Formal charges have been filed against two Wichita men suspected in the Jan. 12 "smash-and-grab" burglary at R. Westphal Jewelers on Main Street in downtown Hutchinson.
Derrick D. Glover, 38, and Kenya D. Breakfield, 34, are each charged with non-residential burglary, criminal damage to property and theft, the Hutchinson News reports. Both are being held in the Reno County jail on $50,000 bonds. A third suspect in the burglary hasn't been charged yet but is jailed in an unrelated case.
The theft charges against Glover and Breakfield are misdemeanors, alleging they stole less than $1,000 worth of jewelry from Westphal Jewelers.
The three men, dressed in dark clothing with white bandanas over their faces, allegedly crashed a stolen 1999 Nissan Maxima into the storefront and used what appeared to be hammers or tire irons to break display cases. They caused thousands of dollars in damage and got away with cubic zirconium and sterling silver.
Investigators suspect the break-in may be tied to a similar "smash-and-grab" burglary reported in November at an A-OK Pawn Shop at Harry and Oliver in east Wichita.