Man claiming to be soldier allegedly breaks into smoke shop
Sunland Park, NM (KTSM) — Sunland Park Police arrested Brandon Lee White, 21, for allegedly breaking into a smoke shop and attempting to steal several items.
Police responded the the Station Recreation Smoke Shop located at 1621 Appaloosa on June 24 and witnessed White sitting in his truck near the business.
Officers found a wrought iron window in the bed of White's truck and later determined that White used his truck to remove the window from the outside of the smoke shop.
White then allegedly entered the business and stole several items.
He is charged with non-residential burglary, felony larceny, possession of burglary tools and criminal damage to property. He is being held on a $5,000 bond.
Police said White claimed to be a soldier in the U.S. Army.