Hardware Store Detains Man Wanted for Numerous Burglaries

Travis Bubak

A suspect in what police call a "mini crime spree" faced a judge on Monday, after he was detained by hardware store employees this weekend.

According to police, the suspect went in an employee entrance and started taking items from Ace Hardware in Grand Island.

It turns out, police say he's linked to a number of burglaries.

Prosecutors say it took four employees at Ace Hardware to hold down the 40-year-old suspect.

Travis Bubak was arrested Saturday. Monday, he went before a judge.

He's charged with seven crimes related to burglary and theft, involving at least five different victims.

Prosecutors say Bubak broke into numerous vehicles, and they say in one case he broke into an occupied home.

He's being held on 10 percent of $25,000.