Medford Police said 32-year-old Garland Brittian and 19-year-old Dominique Brodd were both taken into custody after they mistakenly left a key piece of evidence at the crime scene.
According to MPD, while the suspects were frantically stuffing cigarettes in their backpacks during the burglary, they dropped a receipt. Officers were able to track the purchase to a store where one of the suspects entered their personal information for a store rewards program.
Police were then able to track down the suspects’ vehicle where they found even more evidence linking them to the burglary.
Brittain was arrested as he made a court appearance on an unrelated matter and Brodd was arrested at a residence on Progress Drive.
Medford, Ore. — Police need your help tracking down two suspects who allegedly broke into a Medford convenience store and stole “a lot” of cigarettes.
Medford Police said a man and woman, both wearing masks, broke into the Minute Market at the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Lozier Lane. A time-stamp on surveillance images indicates the burglary took place around 4:17 a.m. on November 27th.
According to MPD, the suspects were driving a dark colored SUV which appeared to have tape around the window. The burglary was quick and took place before officers could arrive on scene.
If you have any information, or can help figure out the make and model of the suspects’ vehicle, call police at 541-770-4783 and reference case number 16-28360.