Caught on Video: Beer burglar goes through the roof for brew
Jun 19, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
A burglar is caught on tape while going on an unusual beer run. But the extensive damage that he made during the break in is more expensive than the beer he stole. This is surveillance video of the super s located on Santa Maria. The incident happened back on May 10th in the early morning hours. With no employee inside the store you see a burglar break in through the roof. You can see part of the ceiling is falling and then he squeezes through the ventilation system and falls on top of the shelves. Joe Baeza, Laredo Police Department "It maybe quite comical the way he got in there...falling through the roof. Causing extensive damage, but we are not laughing at all about it." The damage is extensive. A lot more than what he stole. The burglar went through all that trouble for three cases of natural light. He then comes back to the shelf and throws it back up into the hole he made in the ceiling and climbs back up. Something police say its difficult for just one person to accomplish. "In the video you can see the perpetrator his seen on film handing causes of beer up to someone." Whether he did or did not have an accomplice, the burglar only went to the store for a beer run. There were no other items stolen. Police say crooks like these will do anything just to get what they need. "They'll tare off sides of building, tare off shafts, they have no limits to what they'll do to get what they want." Police are now looking for the alleged burglar. If you recognize the man in the surveillance video you are asked to contact police at 795-2800. You can remain anonymous.