MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - One man was arrested after they said broke into a pawn shop early Thursday morning, October 10.
Mobile Police surrounded Eddie’s Wholesale Jewelry and Pawn on Azalea Road during a burglary.
Mobile Police Spokesman Chris Levy said the suspect tripped the alarm at the pawn shop around 2 a.m. Thursday. When police investigated officers said they could hear someone inside and they called for back-up.
"It's a silent alarm. As soon as he dropped through or as soon as those things starting falling, there is a motion detector on that CD…DVD case and it triggered the alarm,” said store owner Joe Povilonis.
Eddie’s Pawn sells many items, including guns and that had officers worried since the suspect had access to them. Police said guns were what the suspect may have been after.
Povilonis said the suspect, identified as 22-year-old David Wolff, cut through the roof to gain access. He apparently even brought his own tools for the job.
Officers surrounded the building with guns drawn. Two officers were on the rooftop.
Around 5 a.m. officers forced their way into the building and arrested Wolff.
After they got inside, a K-9 finished the job.
The dog actually found him. He did take some injuries when the dog actually bite him and hold him for the officers,” Provilonis said.
Provilonis said he's seen Wolff before, inside his store.
It's going to take thousands of dollars to get his roof fixed. However, he said he’s thankful he still has his guns.
No shots were fired and no one was hurt.
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