Would-Be Grocery Store Burglar Falls From Ceiling In Front Of Cash Register
GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — An Albertson’s supermarket on Harbor Boulevard was evacuated Monday after a burglary suspect fell through the ceiling to the ground near a cash register.
Police say around 9:30 p.m., a female shopper reported seeing a man’s leg descend from the ceiling before disappearing again. The customer then alerted the store’s manager, before the suspect suddenly came crashing to the ground by the checkout lane.
At least a dozen police officers along with a fire truck responded immediately to the scene. Police used fire ladders to search the crawlspace above the ceiling for more suspects, but no others were found.
Officials believe the man was attempting to steal copper wiring from the supermarket.
One suspect was in custody Monday night. No injuries were reported.
The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.