Rooftop burglar hits Tacoma coin shop

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A burglar cut a hole in the roof of Tacoma's Freighthouse Square and climbed down a rope to steal coins from the American Rare Coins and Collectibles shop.

Police responded to an alarm at 1:30 a.m. Sunday but the burglar got away, although he dropped many coins on the roof.

The News Tribune reports ( surveillance photos show the man, who was not wearing a mask. Owner Raymond Brandt says he was not a customer.

Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says there have been several roof-top break-ins in the past month in the area.


Information from: The News Tribune,

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