Watertown police ask for help in identifying burglary suspects

January 30, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown police are looking for the suspects involved in recent burglaries that happened three days apart, and within a block of one another.

Detective Sergeant Trevor Barthel says the first break-in occurred January 24th at Smokes 4 Less at 107 9th Avenue Southeast. That’s where the suspects gained forced entry by breaking a window and stealing $1,200 of merchandise.

Three days later, on January 27th, the suspects broke a window to get inside America’s Pure CBD at 223 9th Avenue Southeast. In that burglary, the suspects took about $10,000 worth of merchandise, but were observed on surveillance video.

Detectives are seeking assistance from the public in identifying the two individuals from the video, and are offering a substantial reward that leads to the arrests of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Watertown police at 605-882-5238.