UPDATE: Arrest made in string of bar burglaries

Surveillance video from Emil's Hideaway shows a person breaking in through the front door at 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14. The person has a tattoo on their right leg near the knee.

UPDATE (11:30 p.m.): The Cedar Rapids Police Department has confirmed to CBS2/FOX28 that an arrest has been made in a string of burglaries in town.

It's unclear how many of these cases the suspect is connected to. There have been at least five burglaries in the past nine days.

Police have not released the suspect's name or what charges they could face. That information is expected to be released soon.



Surveillance video now shows a suspect involving in at least one of five burglaries at Cedar Rapids bars over the past nine days.

The subject - breaking into Emil's Hideaway (222 Glenbrook Drive Southeast) has a distinctive tattoo on their right leg near the knee. Further video shows the person trying to smash open a gaming machine inside, but leaving after they are unable to.

Cedar Rapids Police say that Mulligan's Pub (1060 Old Marion Road Northeast), Stadium Bar (957 Rockford Road Southwest), Paddy O'Rourkes (608 16th Street Northeast), and Blue 42 Sports Bar (629 Ellis Boulevard Northwest) have all been broken since June 5 - with the target being gaming machines in all instances.

Jordan Caviness is the owner and operator of both Mulligan's and Stadium Bar.

"I think they realize most restaurant owners, business owners - we don't just leave our money out," he said Wednesday morning, just a few hours after a break-in at Mulligan's. "It's dropped in a secure location every night. With these gaming machines, they know the money's still in there."

Any information on any of the area break-ins is asked to be called into Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.

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