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Police: Man breaks into jewelry store, can’t break out
First Published Feb 12 2014 06:42 pm • Last Updated Feb 12 2014 06:42 pm

A suspected burglar is in jail after he got stuck in a Sandy jewelry store during an attempted jewel heist.

The man, 31, set off alarms at the Sierra West jewelry store, near 60 East and 10600 South, about 6:35 a.m., said Sandy police Sgt. Jon Arnold. When officers arrived, they found him using a fire extinguisher to try to break through the windows.

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"The store has shatterproof windows, so he was unable to escape," Arnold said.

The man cooperated with police and was arrested without incident, Arnold said. Investigators found he got into the store by breaking into an adjacent bakery, Arnold said. He crawled through the ceiling over the shared wall and fell into the jewelry store.

"He was not able to get back out the same way he got in," Arnold said.

The man was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of burglary, theft and criminal mischief, as well as assorted traffic violations.

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