Police: Man cuts hole in roof in break-in at Blaze Smoke Shop in City Heights

Posted at 10:16 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 14:58:49-05

SAN DIEGO - A man suspected of trying to burglarize a City Heights smoke shop early Thursday morning had apparently entered the business by cutting a hole through the store's roof.

At about 2:30 a.m., police responded to a security alarm call at the Blaze Smoke Shop in the 4100 block of University Ave.

When officers arrived, the suspected burglar locked himself inside the store.

However, after several minutes, the man gave himself up to officers and was arrested.

According to the store's owner, this is the third time someone has broken into his shop in the past two days.

The owner told 10News he had just fixed his roof because someone else broke into the store by coming through the ceiling.

The suspected burglar's name was not immediately released.