Police arrest man accused of breaking into store through roof

VIDEO: Burglar went through convenience store roof

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — New Castle police arrested a man accused of breaking into a Lawrence County convenience store.

Investigators said Shawn Jones broke into the Last Minute Mart through the roof and fell down through the ceiling.

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Police said that once he was inside, Jones took cigarettes and tried to escape through a side door but couldn’t get out.

Investigators said Jones threw his body against the glass in an attempt to break it. When that didn’t work, he threw a can of energy drink at the glass, investigators said.

WPXI's new reporter Amy Marcinkiewicz is working to get surveillance video fo the burglary for Channel 11 News beginning at 5 p.m. 

Investigators said he got out of the store by going back through the roof.

Police arrested Jones a short time later.

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