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Suspect in doughnut shop thefts arrested (VIDEO)

Port Arthur Police have arrested a suspect in the recent thefts of cash registers at two Port Arthur doughnut shops.

Manuel Diaz, 38, was arrested around 1 p.m. at his home on outstanding warrants, a police spokesperson said.

The arrest came just one day after cash registers at two doughnut shops were stolen by a man wearing a construction vest and hard hat.

The crimes began at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday at Master Donuts, 7765 Ninth Ave. where a man wearing a construction vest and hardhat entered the business and left with a cash register.

The second call came in at 7:04 a.m. at Southern Maid Donuts, 2446 Memorial Blvd., where a similarly described suspect stole the cash register there as well.

The crimes were originally reported as robberies but, per law, were thefts.