Bank Burglary Suspect Falls Through Roof, Is Arrested

Bank heist goes wrong in unusual fashion

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Sep 20, 2013 5:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested today after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby building to escape and fell into an apartment, police said. The 230-pound suspect was not seriously injured. "There was a hole in the roof where he fell through just as we were ordering him to put his hands up," says a sergeant. The man used a crowbar to try to break into the ATM inside a Bank of America branch in the Portola neighborhood around 3:45am, say police. He apparently got in through a ventilation shaft, but tripped a silent alarm in the process. He was on his way out when police arrived, and the chase was on.

It might have looked something like this.
It might have looked something like this.   (Shutterstock)
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