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Hico burglar arrested in Colville

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COLVILLE, Wash. - According the Spokane County Sheriff's office, James Clemons, the man caught on camera taking money from a open safe and bank deposit bag inside a Hico store, has been apprehended.

The sheriff's office says a Colville coffee shop customer recognized the 62-year-old man and called authorities.

The burglary happened at the Hico in the 1200 block of N. Barker road on April 21.

While the female employee was at the front of the store about 12:30 p.m., the suspect entered the unlocked office and stole cash from an open safe and from a bank deposit bag that was on the desk.

Clemons, an escapee from the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, is also is wanted by Snohomish County in Washington on a felony charge of First Degree Theft.

His criminal career in Spokane County dates back to 1991 and includes several convictions for third-degree theft and single convictions for second-degree theft and probation violation.

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