Glendale police seek suspect's identity in burglary of Family Dollar Store

GLENDALE, AZ - Glendale police are searching for a rather nimble thief who burglarized a Valley store on Christmas Day.

Police say the suspect entered a Glendale Family Dollar Store around 11:25 a.m. using a key that was stolen from a locked box, according to Sgt. Jay O'Neill with Glendale police.

The suspect then gained access to the building's fire riser room, climbed onto the roof and lowered himself into the store through an air duct using electrical cables, said O'Neill.

The store, located at 6744 W. Glendale Avenue, was closed in observance of the holiday, said O'Neill.

The suspect then filled trash bags with various items from around the store totaling more than $2,000, according to the release. The suspect left through the back door which activated an alarm, he said.

The suspect is described as a male in his 30s with a medium build. At the time of the alleged crime, he was wearing a blue and white striped collared shirt, dark jeans and covered his face with a gray cloth.

Anyone with information to the suspect's identity is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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