Absent-minded burglary suspect locks keys in his car

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of burglarizing two businesses in a community outside Fairbanks, Alaska, was identified after locking his keys in his car.

North Pole Police Chief Steve Dutra says surveillance footage recorded the 27-year-old man loading stolen items Jan. 6 into the trunk of his car.

He is suspected of taking $6,000 in items from a laundry and a fitness business.

The surveillance footage shows the man maneuvering his car closer for easier loading. Later video shows a cab pulling up to help unlock the car.

Police obtained the man’s cellphone number and name from the cab company.

Prosecutors on Wednesday filed criminal charges of burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor mischief charges. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest.

The incident was first reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

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