Burglars attempt to crack safe at VFW post

August 16, 1996

Burglars broke into the Pasadena Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Tuesday and tried to pry open a safe, county police said.

Police went to the post shortly before 4 a.m. after a burglar alarm sounded and found the front door ajar, but no one inside.

The culprits used a sledgehammer and two crowbars to pry open a front door, setting off the alarm, and then used the tools to try to break into a storage room, police said. The burglars climbed atop a cigarette machine, crawled through a drop ceiling and into the closet, where they made an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe, police said.

Nothing was taken, but the storage room door was damaged, police said. Officers found the crowbars and sledgehammer.

Pub Date: 8/16/96

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