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Police arrest man in Keene restaurant burglary

KEENE - A man is in custody, charged with burglarizing a local business, but police expect he will be facing additional burglary charges once forensic testing is complete.

Jonathan Edward Gagne, 23, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a Woodbury Street residence and charged with one count of burglary in connection with a break-in at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Key Road. Police said cash was taken from the restaurant.

Investigators are awaiting the results of forensic testing on evidence gathered at three other burglaries that happened during the same time period - the evening hours of March 25 and 26 - at Burger King and Starbucks in Keene, and Dunkin' Donuts on Route 10 in Swanzey. Police said the businesses were all burglarized in a similar fashion.

Gagne is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning in 8th Circuit Court, Keene District Division.

The cases remain under investigation by the department's Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Anyone who witnessed any of the burglaries or has additional information is asked to call Detective Michael Goodchild at 357-9820.

Information may also be provided anonymously by email at .