Suspected burglars hit Kmart, flee before police arrive

A broken door in Kmart's garden center is boarded up after Clinton Riley Brinkerhoff, 32, of Washington, allegedly broke into the store, stealing several items before fleeing, St. George, Utah, March 26, 2018 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Suspected burglars broke into Kmart on Bluff Street and stole several items during the early hours of Monday.

Kmart on Bluff Street in St. George, March 26 | Photo by Spencer Ricks, St. George News

The suspects entered the store through the garden center area, St. George Police officer Lona Trombley said. Officers were dispatched to a business alarm at 2:23 a.m. Several alarms were going off inside the store when officers arrived, Trombley said.

“Several items were stolen and the suspects were no longer at the scene,” Trombley said.

Detectives were called to the scene to investigate the burglary. As the case is ongoing, police have not yet released security camera footage of the suspects or provided a description of them.

Anyone with information on this crime can call the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details emerge.

Email: sricks@stgnews.com

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4 Comments

  • NotSoFast March 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I bet it was a disgruntle Sears stockholder.

  • comments March 26, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Big city crimes all too common in “little” st george now. Poor old kmart can’t catch a break. The company is already in its death throes. I wonder if anyone with the company actually even cares if they get burgled. It’s just a pathetic company–corruption and incompetence at the executive level have run sears/kmart into the ground. I read an article discussing how their intention was to run the company into the ground because the board members/majority shareholders stand to make a fortune when the companies assets are liquidated. Sad sad. Used to really like both sears and kmart.

  • Kyle L. March 26, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Just look for the two people with tweety bird shirts on, you will have them dead to rights.

    • comments March 26, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      somebody been drinkin?

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