JC Penny Burglary Suspect Arrested

Amarillo police say they have arrested a man for the burglary of JC Penney located in Westgate Mall.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a call for a suspicious car parked in an alley near the mall, and the caller had seen some people looking in the windows of JC Penney.

Officers then received a call from the security company that alarms were activated at the store in the mall.

Officers formed a perimeter around the area and said they saw a suspect inside breaking into the jewelry cases.

The suspect tried to run away but was subdued by officers and a K-9.

He’s identified as Junayd Howard and was in possession of property from JC Penney.

He was arrested and booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

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