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.
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.