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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Cops casing a candy crime quickly caught the alleged sweet tooth who made off with a box of Fifth Avenue candy bars from an Albuquerque convenience store early Monday, reported the Associated Press.
A trail of candy bars led police to the front porch of a home in southeast Albuquerque, where they found Lawrence Jordan. Jordan, a 20-year old homeless man, faces commercial burglary charges for stealing a box of candy bars from a convenience store, according to a criminal complaint.
When officers responded to an alarm at the store, they noticed a broken window and a trail of Fifth Avenues in the direction Jordan had fled. Witnesses saw Jordan running from the store, clutching the candy, the complaint said.
The owner of the store said several candy bars were recovered from the street and the rest were with Jordan in the box. Jordan apparently didn't eat any of the candy. The complaint said Jordan told police he broke into the store "because he needed help." He refused to elaborate.