The same two Prineville teenagers arrested and accused of burglarizing a Bi-Mart store in mid-July, then again a week later in connection with graffiti “tagging” of numerous businesses using paint they alleged stole from an equipment shed of a local little league field, have been arrested yet again – this time in connection with the theft of $5,000 in merchandise from Joe’s Eastside Market, police reported.
Both suspects were lodged in the Crook County Jail and are charged with first-degree theft and second-degree burglary. Bail for each is set at $10,000.
Robert James Atkinson, 18, and Roy Miller, also 18, were taken into custody today following a five-day investigation into the October 20 burglary where the market - a small corner grocery store that also sells miscellaneous goods - was robbed of several thousands of dollars worth of merchandise during the night, Chief Eric Bush said. “Several items stolen during the burglary were recovered,” he added.
|Robert James Atkinson (left); Roy Miller (right) - CCJ photos |