Man suspected of burglarizing Steamboat Springs business

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— Steamboat Springs police think the man they arrested Monday was responsible for breaking into a local business and prying open a safe.

Richard D. McAndrew, 23, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, identity theft, third-degree burglary and forgery, which are all felonies. He also was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor theft.

The burglary was reported April 11 at Aces High Services at 1605 Shield Drive. An employee had found a pried-open safe inside a trash truck. The safe belonged to the business and contained paperwork. It is not thought anything was taken from the safe.

Video surveillance footage from the business was used to help identify McAndrew. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Routt County Court, video footage at a grocery store also was used to identify McAndrew passing a check police think may have been stolen during the burglary.

McAndrew’s bond was set at $10,000. He is due back in court at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the affidavit, McAndrew is a Moffat County resident who is on parole.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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