Police: Warwick burglary suspect ‘crawled into custody’

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) ─ Thanks to the public’s help, the Warwick Police Department announced Tuesday they have caught the man suspected of crawling through an Oakland Beach restaurant and running off with the cash register.

Police said Douglas McLaren “crawled into custody” on Monday and was charged with breaking and entering.

Surveillance video released last week by Top of the Bay Restaurant showed the suspect slowly making his way across the floor before taking the cash drawer, according to police.

Top of the Bay owner Eli Farhat tells Eyewitness News he’s thankful the suspect was caught before he found another target.

“I’m glad that it’s put to rest right now,” Farhat said. “I feel relieved and happy that that person is in custody right now and will be brought to justice.”

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