Mobile Police Make Arrests in Vape Shop Burglaries

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Mobile Police have arrested an 18-year old and 17-year old juvenile they believe is associated to multiple vape shop burglaries.

Around 5 p.m. officers responded to an alarm call at Vape-It on Schillinger Road South. A 17-year old juvenile was found near the location and arrested. He claimed he and another person tapped on the glass of the business, according to Mobile Police.

Police say 18-year-old Marco Perez was arrested at his residence. 

Perez and the juvenile were charged with attempted burglary third degree and six counts of burglary third degree.

The suspects burglarized the following businesses.

Up in Smoke, 5646 Old Pascagoula Road (two times)

Deep South Vape, 5300 Halls Mill Road (two times)

Vaper’s Outpost, 5219 Hwy 90

Vapor Hut, 960 Schillinger Road

Police say Theodore and Tillman’s Corner area has been hit with a string of vape shop burglaries. 

A large amount of vape juice and other accessories taken from the burglaries were also recovered. Police believe smoking vape has become a new subculture among young adults. They are stealing these items to resale them on the street. Each box is very expensive, ranging from $30 to $50. Therefore, the items recovered were worth a few thousand dollars.

Perez and the juvenile were charged with attempted burglary third degree and six counts of burglary third degree. The suspects burglarized the following businesses.

Up in Smoke, 5646 Old Pascagoula Road (two times)

Deep South Vape, 5300 Halls Mill Road (two times)

Vaper’s Outpost, 5219 Hwy 90

Vapor Hut, 960 Schillinger Road

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