Mount Vernon, WA, October 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- An expert Sonitrol Pacific operator sent police to College Food Mart after hearing prying sounds and officers arrested one suspect inside the store October 4.
Minta Christopherson received an impact-activated audio signal from the store and listened to sounds coming from the facility in real time to verify the alarm. She heard prying sounds, faint banging and movement, and called police.
Officers arrived at the store within three minutes and could hear the activity Minta was describing, but didn’t immediately see how the intruder got inside and had to wait for the store owner unlock the door. Once inside, police quickly tracked down and apprehended one suspect.
Officers discovered the suspect got into the food mart through the roof hatch and inflicted damage by attempting to cut through the roof as well.
The business owner expressed satisfaction that his Sonitrol Pacific system detected a break in traditional burglar alarms would have missed and he was particularly complimentary of Minta’s professionalism and helpfulness throughout the incident.