North Andover burglary suspect found in ceiling

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NORTH ANDOVER (AP) - Police investigating a break-in at a North Andover convenience store didn't have to look far for the suspect.

The man was found unconscious hiding in the store's drop ceiling just before 1 a.m. Monday.

Officers responding to the alarm at the Richdale store arrived to find the front door smashed. With the help of a dog, the suspect was quickly found.

The Eagle-Tribune reports that because he was surrounded by numerous wires, police had National Grid shut off the power because they were concerned the man might have been electrocuted.

The suspect was not injured.

Justin Roeger was held on $5,000 after pleading guilty to charges including breaking and entering, malicious damage to property and larceny of lottery tickets at his arraignment.


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