Man accused of 54 beer thefts at Phoenix stores

PHOENIX - A man is in custody in connection with more than 50 beer thefts over a nine-month span at Phoenix-area convenience stores.

Phoenix police say the suspect allegedly targeted Circle K stores between May 2013 and last month.

Authorities say the total dollar amount lost in the thefts is nearly $6,900.

Police detectives worked with Circle K to acquire surveillance video and were able to identify the suspect

He was arrested Wednesday and booked into jail on suspicion of 54 counts of organized retail theft.

It was unclear Thursday if the suspect has an attorney yet.

ABC15 is not identifying the suspect as he has not yet been formally charged.

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