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Arrest made in Subway burglary

February 15, 2018

An employee arrived at the Plank Road restaurant Monday morning and found the drive-thru window open and shattered glass on the counter and the pavement outside.

Police soon arrived. Somerset Borough police Chief Randy Cox secured the scene and Sgt. Richard Appel began his investigation of the crime.

The investigation, which included a review of security camera footage, revealed that a lone man entered the restaurant through the drive-thru window and removed a safe and $1,000 cash.

Additional security camera footage from a neighboring business and an apartment complex showed a male fitting the description of the burglar enter an adjacent apartment.

“The tenant of that apartment identified the male suspect as Trevor King,” Appel wrote in a probable-cause affidavit. “Subsequent interviews included additional identification of King as the suspect by friends and those most familiar with him.”

Police released still shots from Subway security camera footage to the media Tuesday afternoon. By Tuesday night, King was in custody.

“King apparently became aware that he was being considered as a suspect in the burglary and presented himself at the Somerset Borough Police station Tuesday evening,” Cox wrote in a media release.

King was arraigned Wednesday morning and placed in the Somerset County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond. He was released on bond Wednesday afternoon.

Cox said there was an “overwhelming response” to media and social media accounts of the burglary. He also credited the work of his investigators and help from the borough’s information technology department.

“There was high caliber investigative work done in this case, especially in the area of reviewing and linking video from a variety of sources,” Cox said. “I believe that attention given this case by the public in its reaction to the media and social media sharing of the information also played a significant role in the resolution of the case.”

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset.

An employee arrived at the Plank Road Subway restaurant in Somerset Borough Monday morning to find the drive-thru window open and shattered glass inside and outside the area, according to Somerset Borough police.

By Tuesday evening police had a suspect — Trevor Johnathon King, 18, Markleton — arrested and charged with burglary and several other offenses. He turned himself into the police station Tuesday evening, according to a police media release.

Police soon arrived. Somerset Borough Police Chief Randy Cox secured the scene and Sgt. Richard Appel began his investigation of the crime.

lead 2: A Markleton man was arrested and charged with the burglary of a Subway restaurant in Somerset Borough.

Trevor Jonathan King, 18, whom police had identified as a suspect, arrived at the borough police department Tuesday evening to confess to the crime, according to borough police. He was charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

lead 3: Apparently aware that he was a suspect in the burglary of a Somerset Subway, a Markleton man turned himself in to authorities Tuesday evening.