Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to identify a bumbling burglar in Parkland. He had a tough time breaking into the Hard Luck Bar & Grill in the 10700 block of Park Avenue South at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 22.
“This burglar has to be one of the most inept burglars we`ve ever seen. I mean, so many mistakes, so many different ways of trying to make entry,” said Det. Ed Troyer.
Surveillance video shows the suspect trying to smash a window by throwing a rock at it, then body slamming, kicking and punching the window before it finally broke. Deputies say the thief tried to steal pull tabs from behind the bar but failed just like he did when he attempted to open the cash register.
"He hits a bunch of rooms inside of the building and can`t find anything to steal,” said Troyer.
The suspect finally climbed out a vent and jumped off the roof. “Our biggest concern with this guy right now is the fact that he might actually get into someplace where there`s some valuables and end up taking them,” said Troyer.
Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. If you know his name, call the hot line anonymously at 1 (800) 222-TIPS. This is one of the cases featured Friday night on “Washington’s Most Wanted” at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX and Saturday night at 9:30 on JOEtv and 10:30 on Q13 FOX.