Seattle, WA, March 22, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Seattle Police arrested a suspected gas station burglar after Sonitrol Pacific audio sensors picked up sounds of threatening activity March 3.
Operator Joe Orsborn received an impact-activated alarm from Nova Oil and heard a loud crash. He called the guard service to investigate. While the security guards were en route, Orsborn heard more loud crashing noises and voices. While Orsborn called the security guards to let them know police were being dispatched too, Operator Kris Etheridge called Seattle Police. Orsborn and Etheridge informed the responders that they could hear at least two voices.
Seattle Police arrived and surrounded the business. They called for the suspect to surrender, but no one responded. A Nova Oil employee arrived with keys; officers entered, located a man hiding in a crawl space and took him into custody. The man had about $1,000 in cigarettes and candy in a bag when arrested.
According to police, the man used a ladder to get access to a window without security glass and broke through. Damage was also done to the front door and an interior door. The man was using a Nextel phone to communicate with a partner. Police are searching for the second suspect.