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Two charged with breaking and entering at Broad Street Burger King

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    Bryce Piar


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    Bruno Cowhick



ELYRIA — Two men have been charged with breaking into a downtown fast food restaurant after hours earlier this month.

Bryce Piar, 18, with a last known address on Garford Avenue in Elyria, and Bruno G. Cowhick, 20, of Sullivan in Ashland County, are charged with one count each of breaking and entering, both fifth-degree felonies, according to Elyria police.

On Friday, detectives arrested both men for the June 3, after-hours break-in at the Burger King restaurant at 616 Broad St., at the corner of Broad Street and West Avenue.

The men confessed to the crime, according to Elyria police.

Piar was being held in Lorain County Jail on $10,000 cash bond with his next appearance in Elyria Municipal Court scheduled for Monday, according to jail records.

Cowhick currently is in the Ashland County Jail on charges including burglary, a second-degree felony, and grand theft of a firearm, a third-degree felony, in connection with a residential burglary during which he allegedly stole money and a Smith and Wesson firearm.

Cowhick was arrested in the village of Savannah in Ashland County on June 5 for the burglary in Cinammon Lake, Ashland County, according to a story posted Friday on the Ashland Times-Gazette website.

An Ashland County assistant prosecutor said during Cowhick’s arraignment that he entered the victim’s house through a window and stole items including the gun and money, the newspaper reported.

The newspaper also reported that Cowhick was being held in Ashland County Jail on $15,000 bond, pending future court dates.

Contact Dave O’Brien at (440) 329-7129 or do’brien@chroniclet.com. Follow him at @daveobrienCT on Twitter.
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