cbs13headerlogo-1 SPORTS1140HeaderLogo gooddayheaderlogo (1)

Local

Alleged Copper Thief Injured Falling Through Ceiling

View Comments
(File Photo)

(File Photo)

Don't Miss This

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An alleged copper thief has been hospitalized after falling through the ceiling of a vacant store.

The suspect broke into the store in the 6700 block of Stockton Boulevard and used a ladder to climb up inside the ceiling, said Sacramento Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong. He made a wrong turn and fell through the ceiling, injuring himself.

items stolen from a store Alleged Copper Thief Injured Falling Through Ceiling

Copper items taken from the vacant store

The suspect made it out of the store and called for help. When police found the man, he had several copper bolts and pipe that he had allegedly stolen from the store.

It’s not the first time the store has been hit. The owner says he’s frustrated because he can’t rent the space out or afford security to patrol it because of the bad economy.

Police have not yet released the name of the suspect.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus