CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from a Citrus Heights Circle K store on Valentine’s Day.

The incident happened in the 7700 block of Sunrise Boulevard. Citrus Heights police say the man walked in and, while the clerk was distracted, managed to stuff more than $3,000 worth of cigarette cartons into his bag and walked out.

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Within a few hours of posting information about the theft on social media, police received multiple tips and were able to identify 25-year-old Brodie Burks as their suspect.

Burks was arrested on Sunday morning for the theft, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of heroin.

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