Colorado pot shop Breckenridge Organic Therapy was burglarized twice in the past two months; police say more than $15,000 in cash and items were taken in the break-ins. Pictured: A close-up of a marijuana plant at a Minnesota medical marijuana facility in May 2015. (Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune via AP)

Breckenridge police arrest man, identify juvenile suspect in 2 pot shop burglaries

Breckenridge police have arrested a 19-year-old man and identified a juvenile suspect in two linked marijuana burglaries at the same pot shop in the past several weeks.

Kauihou Kanamu-Santos faces a long list of charges in the break-ins, including second-degree burglary, criminal mischief and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Breckenridge Organic Therapy, at 1900 Airport Road, was first burglarized May 23 and then again June 15. Between the two break-ins, police say more than $15,000 in cash and items were taken.

“Similarities in both burglaries led officers to believe the two were related,” police said in a news release.

Later in the day June 15, investigators were notified that two cash register drawers had been dumped at an area trailhead, police say.

“Department personnel recovered the cash drawers, followed up on several leads and examined video footage from businesses in the area,” the release said.

On Friday, police say search warrants in the case were served and numerous items were recovered that were identified as having been stolen during both burglaries. Authorities also found evidence from vehicle break-ins.

Breckenridge police say Kanamu-Santos is being held at the Summit County Jail. Authorities did not release the name, age or gender of the juvenile suspect.

This story was first published on DenverPost.com