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March 10, 2014

Rooftop burglar caught in apartment above Barleycorn’s

Her first hint that something wasn’t right when she got home Sunday night was the fact that her apartment door was locked — from the inside.

Her first hint that something wasn’t right when she got home Sunday night was the fact that her apartment door was locked — from the inside.

That prompted the woman, 41, to walk downstairs to Barleycorn’s at 612 E. Douglas shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday to ask what was going on, Capt. Doug Nolte said. The bartender said he’d heard noises upstairs earlier, so they called 911.

Investigating officers found a 50-year-old man “trying to get out of the residence” and arrested him, Nolte said. The man had crawled onto the roof of the building and entered the woman’s apartment through a window. He had then carried several items — a television, jewelry and other electronics — onto the roof.

The officers recovered the stolen property, which was valued at nearly $6,000.

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