Burglar gets $700 in change after dropping in from ceiling
January 02. 2014 2:54PM
MANCHESTER - A sneaky burglar made off with about $700 in change after he jumped down into a pizzeria's office from a drop ceiling after making his way overhead from the restaurant's rest room.Police said the manager of Pizza Express, 245 Maple St., discovered the burglary late Wednesday afternoon. He told police he left his office for a short time and when he returned he noticed some minor ransacking and two boxes of coins totaling about $700 missing.Upper shelves in the office had some debris on them from the ceiling tiles, police noted. Video surveillance recorded a man entering the restaurant through a rear door and going directly into the rest room. A short time later, the same man is recorded leaving the rest room and exiting the restaurant through the same rear door.The man is described as a 6-foot, Hispanic man with a goatee. He is about 30 years old and weighs about 170 pounds. He wore a white puffy jacket with a hood, a ball cap with a pink brim, blue jeans and dark shoes.