Swastika graffiti suspects arrested after Albion College thefts

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Courtesy photos of the vandalism left behind in Albion on Nov. 15, 2016. (WILX)

ALBION, Mich. (WOOD) — Officers say two people are in custody for a series of crimes, including swastikas spray-painted on an empty storefront near Albion College.

The Albion Department of Public Safety says an 18-year-old Albion resident was arrested Wednesday evening after campus safety officers spotted the suspect and a 19-year-old Albion man going through vehicles at the college.

When officers tried to stop both suspects, the 19-year-old ran. The next evening, new information led authorities to the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident.

The Albion Department of Public Safety says it’s confident both suspects are responsible for Tuesday’s spray paint vandalism and thefts from several vehicles.

Authorities are withholding both of their names until they’re formally charged.

The incidents remain under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Nicole Wygant at 517.629.7824 or Silent Observer at 517.629.2700.