Melbourne, FL (Florida Today) -- A would-be burglar fell into the waiting arms of Melbourne police during a break-in at a pharmacy early Monday morning.
to a police report, officers were patrolling near the intersection of
Parkway Drive Wickham Road at about 1:30 a.m. when they heard an alarm
coming from the CVS pharmacy at 3050 N. Wickham Road.
officers immediately relayed this information to other units and
approached the business exterior where they found an open access hatch
in the drive-through ceiling," the release stated.
Officers reported seeing ceiling tiles moved inside the building near the pharmacy.
securing the perimeter and waiting for the K9 officer, the burglar fell
through the drive-thru hatch and down to the officers waiting below,
the report said.
Alex David McBride, 28, of Melbourne was
arrested "while wearing gloves and a ski mask, carrying a bag of
burglary tools and prescription pills," police said.