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Suspect Linked to Pair of Hilo Burglaries

October 29, 2014, 5:30 PM HST
* Updated October 29, 5:31 PM
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A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for his role in two burglaries that happened a day earlier in Hilo.

Security camera footage shows a suspect, identified by police as Alexander S. Bacdad, using a baseball bat to shatter a glass door at a business on the 700 block of Leilani Street. Items valued at about $225 were taken.

Officers arrived at the Leilani Street scene at 11:09 p.m. Monday. While there, the Hawai’i Police Department received a report of another burglary, this time taking place on the 1400 block of Kalanianaole Avenue. A glass door shattered and items valued at over $2,000 were removed.

Police say that they attempted to stop the suspect while he was in his vehicle, but he was able to flee the scene.

An investigation into both burglaries led to the identification of Bacdad as the suspect. He was located Tuesday in Kaʻū, arrested, and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while an investigation continued.

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Authorities charged Bacdad Wednesday with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Bail was set at $6,500.

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Bacdad will make his initial court appearance on Thursday.

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