CHAMBERLAIN — A Chamberlain man was sentenced to 30 days of incarceration Tuesday for committing burglary in November.
Justin Moreno, 31, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and was additionally given a five-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay $106.50 in court costs.
On Nov. 15, police responded to the Family Dollar in Chamberlain and found surveillance footage showing Moreno walking into the store the previous night and hiding himself in some boxes in the back of the store. About two hours later, the video showed Moreno stepping out from the boxes, and a hand could be seen reaching into the safe at the front of the store. About $2,900 was reported as missing from the store.
Police obtained a search warrant and went to the apartment Moreno shared with 30-year-old Alicia Traversie, where they were reportedly told the two had packed up and left earlier that day. Moreno was stopped while driving in Chamberlain on Nov. 20 and was arrested.
A case against Traversie, who reportedly had been fired from Family Dollar shortly before the burglary, is ongoing. Charges against her allege she told Moreno how to get into the store and open the safe without being detected.