PD: Rooftop burglar holds Phoenix police at bay - KCTV5 News

PD: Rooftop burglar holds Phoenix police at bay

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(Source: CBS 5 News) (Source: CBS 5 News)

A rooftop burglar who targeted a Phoenix strip mall held police at bay for more than one hour early Saturday morning.

He apparently triggered the alarm after tampering with an air conditioning unit on the roof near 19th Avenue and Dunlap, officers said.

It took about an hour for police to coax him down.

Officers said they believe the would-be crook was going after copper wire.

All businesses in the plaza were shut down until he was arrested.

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