Police: Would-be burglar trapped in Kingman store

KINGMAN, AZ - Kingman police say a teen-ager was arrested after getting trapped in a store he allegedly tried to burglarize.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports that officers responding to a burglary alarm early Sunday morning found a 16-year-old youth inside the store.

According to police, officers found the youth smoking a cigarette in a walk-in cooler.

Police say he had broken through the roof to enter the store but could not reach the hole to get out after finding out that the store's doors were locked from the outside.

According to a police spokeswoman, the youth intended to steal more than $1,700 worth of cigarettes, lighters and alcohol.

The youth faces charges of burglary, theft and criminal damage. He hasn't yet entered a plea and doesn't yet have a lawyer.

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