Thief falls through ceiling at Dunkin' Donuts, leaves wallet behind
KNXV / Maricopa County
Matthew Jacob O'Connor

By Joe Enea, KNXV

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- (KNXV) -- Chandler Police report that about 3 a.m. on July 18, an employee at the Dunkin' Donuts store near Arizona Avenue and Warner Road arrived to make the donuts. The employee found "the front door unlocked, the ceiling caved in and blood strewn about the kitchen area."

Police discovered that the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Matthew Jacob O'Connor, gained access to the roof, damaged three air-conditioning units, before crawling through the ductwork. Police say O'Connor cut himself in the ventilation shaft. They allegedly found shoes, a crowbar, binoculars and a Dunkin' Donuts hat inside.

O'Connor reportedly fell through the ceiling, landing in the kitchen area. During repairs of the ventilation shaft, a worker allegedly found O'Connor's wallet. O'Connor, a previous employee of Dunkin' Donuts, was located and arrested the next day, at his home in Mesa.

O'Connor, who is already on probation, has been charged with burglary and criminal damage.

FULL STORY: PD: Thief falls through ceiling at Chandler Dunkin Donuts store - KNXV

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