Juvenile charged in connection with burglaries at Cortland adult store

CORTLAND, N.Y. — A suspect has been charged following a nearly three-month investigation into several reported burglaries at an adult store in Cortlandville, authorities announced Monday.

The burglaries at Tikki's Adult Boutique, located at the corner of the Groton Avenue Shopping Plaza, occurred between Nov. 19 and Dec. 30, according to the Cortland County Sheriff's Office.

On Jan. 2, the sheriff's office released black and white surveillance photos that appeared to show a suspect stealing items from the store.

Surveillance footage shows a person appearing to break into Tikki's Adult Boutique in Cortlandville (Photo: Cortland County Sheriff's Office)

A suspect was identified after the City of Cortland Police Department contacted the Cortland County Sheriff's Office with information about a potential suspect involved in the burglaries, the sheriff's office said in a news release Monday.

The suspect, whose name is being withheld due to their status as a minor, was located and turned over to investigators from the Cortland County Sheriff's Office.

After interviewing the juvenile, investigators were able to locate most of the items stolen, according to Lt. Todd Caufield with the sheriff's office.

The juvenile was turned over to a parent and referred to the Cortland County Probation Department.