April trial date set for suspect in 5 Kearney drug store burglaries

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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A trial is scheduled April 16th for the Kearney man accused of five separate drug store burglaries in 2017.

26-year-old Jal Thong, of Kearney, is charged with felony burglary and drug possession.

He was arrested in June 2017 for burglary and possession of a controlled substance for a break-in at Medi-Cap pharmacy. He's also connected to three break-ins at Valley pharmacy and one at ABC drug.

The break-ins at Valley pharmacy were reported May 2 and 15, and on June 3. The ABC Drug break-in happened May 19. The Medi-Cap break-in was reported June 25.

In each case, numerous prescription drug pills were stolen.

If convicted on both charges, Thong could get more than 20 years in prison.

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