Auburn Police released a CCTV footage on Facebook of a ceiling thief

WION Web Team Washington D.C Jan 23, 2020, 03.08 PM(IST)

Auburn police department recently released CCTV footage Photograph:( ANI )

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A commander at Auburn Police Department, Mike Hirman has told that all the search efforts have gone waste till now

Employees at Washington grocery store have reported several instances of theft and sounds of footsteps from above the ceiling. 

Despite several shreds of evidence, the police are not able to track down the unwanted guest. 

The police mentioned in their video caption : 

"Auburn Police have been called to Haggen Lake Tapps on five occasions since Christmas Day. On that day, the suspect stole thousands of dollars' worth of cigarettes and liquor. There have been four additional 911 calls since then: two on January 15th, one of the 16th, and another this morning."

"In each incident, employees either saw the suspect or heard the suspect in the rafters above the ceiling. In each case, officers searched above the false ceiling but came up empty."

A commander at Auburn Police Department, Mike Hirman has told that all the search efforts have gone waste till now. 

"We found where someone had been. There's ventilation that had been moved and tracks that had been moved. We spent probably about four-and-a-half hours up in the rafters trying to hunt this guy down."

After ramping up the chase by K-9 dogs and infrared sensors, the police remain empty-handed. 

The WTHR reported that the store employee even saw legs dangling from the ceiling of a supply closet.