Rocklin police said a man returned to the scene of an attempted crime Tuesday morning.
The escapade began when a burglar alarm went off at the Quik Stop Market, 2850 Sunset Blvd., in the early-morning hours. A store security video viewed by storekeepers and police showed a man trying to break through a glass door.
The unsuccessful burglar tossed a rock several times at the door and threw some elbows at the cracked glass. He then left after damaging the door but not making a big enough hole to enter the store.
After police officers left the store to search for the culprit, a man identified as Christopher Eastwood, 18, came by the store to bum cigarettes. The store owner and his friend recognized Eastwood as the man on the video.
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They eventually detained him after catching up to him when he fled. Officers returned to place Eastwood under arrest for suspicion of vandalism.
“When a suspect returns to the scene of the crime shortly after it occurred, it can certainly make our job easier,” said Capt. Lon Milka of the Rocklin Police Department.