Four people, including a juvenile arrested in West Alabama burglary ring

{}{}{}{} Several small businesses in West Alabama were relieved Thursday after police arrested four people they believed are connected to a round of burglaries.{}{}{}{} 16 burglaries were reported over the last month between four counties in four cities.{} One of those was the Wayside Restaurant on highway 107 in Fayette County.{} "Our front door was busted and our office door was busted.{} We didn't have a clue as to what happened," said Brittney Colburn.{}{}{}{} Winfield Police believe they busted the ring Thursday when a burglary to a business was called in.{} They say they caught Stephen Busch, Ashley Hughes,{}Gregory Hughes and a juvenile{}in the act.{} "The business had been burglarized one time just days before by the same{}people," said Chief Robert Blaycock.{}{}{}{}{} Police{}confiscated boxes{}tobacco products{}, stolen cash registers, clothing and{}knives and guns...which they say were stolen in one{}burglary and used in others.{}{}Investigators believe they{}used{}a broken iron pipe and J-hook to bust their way into the businesses.{}{}{}{} Authorities say they{}linked the suspects to other robberies by{}using surveillance video from the Wayside Restaurant.{} "We had video from Wayside that showed the truck -- a good picture of the truck," said Lt. Brett Burleson with Winfield Police Dept.{}{}{}{}{} Once police realized all of the{}items didn't come from one place, they say the suspects ultimately confessed to hitting 16 businesses and a fire station in Fayette, Marion, Hamilton and Franklin{}counties in one month.{}{}{}{} Each faces a number of charges including burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of burglars tools.{}
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