Dealership burglars caught by audio security

Chelsea Mitchell Arrests & Apprehensions

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Operator Michael Young

Police arrested two people suspected of breaking into a Tacoma area car dealership after Sonitrol Pacific audio sensors detected a window breaking December 4.

Monitoring Operator Michael Young received an impact-activated audio alert from Volvo of Tacoma just before 4 a.m.  He heard what sounded like glass breaking in the service area and called Fife Police.  While officers were on their way, Young heard sounds of movement and a loud crash.

Officers were on scene within five minutes of Young’s call.  They located two people inside the dealership’s parts department and took them into custody at gunpoint.

According to police, the men broke a window in the garage door to get inside.

In March of 2011, Fife Police arrested another suspected burglar after Sonitrol Pacific detected him.  He broke a window in the same garage door.  Paul Lee from Volvo of Tacoma describes Sonitrol Pacific’s security system as “invaluable”.