Sheriff: Suspected Burglar Busts Through Wall, Gets Arrested

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SACRAMENTO--

It was an elaborate burglary attempt that lasted more than an hour, included two businesses and some smashed drywall, but in the end, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department would end up with a suspect in handcuffs.

It began around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when the suspect broke in through the back of the Tortas Chilangas Mexican restaurant off of Franklin Boulevard in south Sacramento.

After breaking some security equipment and stealing a TV mounted on the wall inside of the restaurant the man with and smashed to some drywall to the convenience store right next-door.

"He broke everything, took stuff off the walls, smashed my security system," Javier Camacho, the restaurant's owner, told FOX40.

burglar surveillanceAfter creating a hole in the drywall in between the two businesses, investigators say the man then got inside and stole money from the cash register, as well as lottery tickets. However, the Sheriff's Department was already on scene and a lieutenant was able to peer through the roll-down metal covering of the business to see the crime in action.

After a quick chase, the Sacramento Police Department helped out by bringing in a K-9  and later found the suspect underneath a car in a nearby apartment complex.

The Sheriff's Department was able to retrieve the stolen goods, including cash and lottery tickets to return it to the business owners.