Burglar enters business by squeezing through drop-off box - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Burglar enters business by squeezing through drop-off box

(WALB) - Forget smash and grab.  Police are searching for a burglar who gained entry to a business by squeezing his way through an overnight drop-off box.

Law enforcement officers are still trying to figure out how an average-sized man could possibly fit through a 10.5 inch by 15 inch drop-off box.  Luckily, the entire entry was caught on surveillance camera.

"This is going to be your drop box. You can see the individual walkup then you'll see bits and pieces of him start showing up inside the store," said Cpl. Eric Fries.

Limb by limb, the crook made his way into Modern Cleaners.

The thief didn't make it far into the business before tripping the store's motion alarm.  He left in a hurry -- the same way he got in.  He crawled back through the opening and got away with a couple articles of clothing.

"I think this is my first involving something like this that they've actually gone through that. Talking with the store owner, I don't think they've ever had a problem like this as long as they've been open," said Cpl. Fries. "Desperation or opportunity, I guess, is what we can chalk it up to," said Cpl. Fries.

The owner of the store didn't want to go on camera, but told me he is taking steps to make sure another thief can't fit through that drop-off box again.

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