Thieves with an appetite for construction capers hit a roof when they were caught in the act, stealing over $4,000 worth of supplies from a roofing company in San Rafael, authorities reported. The San Rafael Police Department cracked down on the shingle-minded suspects after a video alarm system alerted them to the unlawful shenanigans in the yard.
The after-hours heist stopped when officers, responding to the video alarm alert on Jordan Street, spotted a pickup truck making a hasty exit loaded with ill-gotten gains. The quick-thinking officer tailed the truck, making a decisive stop. The police discovered the bed of the pickup was conveniently stuffed with roofing supplies, presumably flung over the fence by the trio of bandits, the San Rafael Police Department detailed in a statement.
SHINGLE-MINDED SUSPECTS GET NABBED STEALING ROOFING SUPPLIES:— San Rafael Police Department (@SanRafaelPolice) February 11, 2024
Night shift officers responded to Jordan Street on a report that a video alarm system was observing suspects in a roofing supply company’s yard.
Upon arrival, an officer saw a pickup truck full of roofing supplies… pic.twitter.com/tpYKrgmbUY
According to the police, the stolen property was valued at over $4,000. The three culprits caught red-handed, were hauled off and booked into Marin County Jail, facing felony theft charges. The suspects' sticky fingers and poorly conceived plot landed them behind bars, leaving them to ponder the steep price of their nocturnal procurement.
Further details of the incident remain under wraps as the police continue their investigations into the trio's activities.