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Burrowing burglar used tunnel to enter store

Posted: 8:58 AM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 10:06:26-04

A burglar who burrowed his way into a California convenience store was arrested after he tripped an alarm.

Police in the city of La Verne say Rudy Mindiola broke into the store using a tunnel in the floor.

Surveillance video captured Mindiola racing around the store, at one point attempting to break into the store’s office.

Despite the thief’s attempts to crawl around on the floor of the store, he eventually tripped an alarm that alerted police. He was arrested outside of the store carrying tools and stolen property.

Mindiola was charged with commercial burglary and possession of burglary tools.

He was released on $20,000 bail.