Police say they’ve arrested suspects in two separate crimes that both occurred on the same day at a single store.
Police were called to J's Liquor Store on 31 E. Fillmore St. twice on Monday, December 26. The first time was around 6:07 p.m. when Ron Mullens, 36, tried to shoplift several bottles of liquor but fought with employees until officers arrived.
When an officer did arrive, Mullens tried to run away. The officer used a stun gun and arrested him for robbery and resisting arrest.
Later, just before 8:00 p.m., a second crook hit the same liquor store. He jumped over the counter, hit the clerk near his left eye and took an unknown amount of cash from the register.
Detectives now say they believe that man was Mark Burdine, 27.
Burdine was arrested in the 3500 block of N. Cascade Ave. Thursday afternoon. He is charged with robbery, a felony.
Police say that the two crimes at J’s Liquor Store were not related.
A mug shot of Burdine is not being released at this time. Police say that they have yet to photo line-ups and that releasing the photo could compromise their investigation.
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