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Attempted burglary at local Toys-R-Us

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Police have confirmed an attempted burglary at the Toys-R-Us store in Cedar Rapids.

Early Friday morning around 3:30 a.m. police were sent to the store because the alarm was going off.

The zone where the alarm was going off was near the trash compacter.

When police arrived they could hear someone inside the trash, that's where they found 33-year-old Danny Akers.

Akers apparently used the trash compactor to enter the store and was putting items into the dumpster, which police say he intended to take.

The items were worth  over $1400 all together.

Danny Akers was arrested at the scene for 3rd degree burglary after police say he was caught red-handed.

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