Casa Grande police arrest suspect connected to burglary on Sunday

Casa Grande police arrest suspect connected to burglary on Sunday
Video surveillance shows a man during a robbery in Casa Grande on Nov. 8. (Source: Casa Grande Police Facebook)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Casa Grande Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Tyler Daijon Ricalls in connection with a residential burglary that occurred on Nov. 8.

Officials say shortly after midnight on Nov. 8, a resident in the 2000 block of North Cheyenne Place called CGPD reporting fraudulent use of his credit cards. This report resulted in an investigation leading to the discovery of video surveillance of a man, who police believe is Ricalls entering the victim’s home through a window. Authorities say Ricalls was armed with a handgun, wearing a hoodie and carrying a backpack. The suspect in the video walked around the kitchen and living room area, taking keys and a wallet belonging to the victim, officials say. The victim and his child were at home at the time, but unaware of the intruder’s presence. Police say Ricalls left the home without being discovered.

During this investigation, detectives say Ricalls attempted more than $6,400 in online purchases using the victim’s credit cards. Only $161 of purchases were able to be made. One of the transactions Ricalls made was an online purchase which was to be delivered to a vacant residence in the 700 block of East 10th Street, according to authorities. While in route to the 10th Street address, Detectives noticed a male subject walking toward the vacant residence. This subject matched the description of Ricalls.

Detectives spoke with Ricalls, who allegedly said he had a concealed firearm in his backpack. The handgun, which was concealed illegally due to his age, was found to be reported stolen out of the city of Maricopa.

Ricalls was arrested and transported to the Casa Grande Police Department. After further investigation, detectives determined Ricalls was the suspect from the Nov. 8 burglary. Ricalls also claims to have recently moved to Casa Grande from California.

Ricalls is being transported to the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for booking and is facing charges of burglary, theft, fraudulent use of credit cards, and firearms violations, which are being forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for review.

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