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Trail of blood leads police to West Lafayette burglary suspect

West Lafayette police detectives are investigating what happened overnight at the Chauncey Hill Mall. Employees from surrounding businesses showed up to work Monday morning to find the front door window of Smoke Shop busted out.

Posted: Jun 17, 2019 8:20 AM
Updated: Jun 18, 2019 1:49 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette police detectives are investigating what happened overnight at the Chauncey Hill Mall. Employees from surrounding businesses showed up to work Monday morning to find the front door window of Smoke Shop busted out.

Lt. Jon Eager said police got the call around 6:45 a.m. He said a blood trail led police from Smoke Shop to an apartment on South Chauncey Avenue two blocks away.

Police say the suspect was cooperating when they got into the apartment. He was taken to the hospital for some stitches after which he'll be arrested and charged.

An employee from the Taco Bell next door said she closed around 1 a.m. Monday. She said she didn't see anything when she left. 

Police have not released the identity of the man. 

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