Thieves made off with undisclosed "department issued property" after a bold break-in at San Francisco's Northern Station police department last Thursday. Samson Vasili-Hadjitoffi, a 35-year-old local, was caught red-handed during the early morning heist in the Fillmore District. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that officers observed Vasili-Hadjitoffi around 3:20 a.m., lingering in an area of the station meant to be secured from public access.
According to the same source, there ensued a brief confrontation between the intruder and law enforcement that could only be described as a "brief struggle" before his apprehension. The motive of Vasili-Hadjitoffi remains as obscured as the nature of the pilfered items, which has yet to be revealed by SFPD officials. Securing further details from the police concerning the value and specifics of the stolen items has proven to be no simple task, as officials remain tight-lipped during an ongoing investigation.
SFPD spokesperson Robert Rueca confirmed that Vasili-Hadjitoffi was arrested on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. SFGATE reports that information about whether the suspect managed to leave the premises with the stolen goods or was caught still within the walls of the station was also left unspecified.