BRADENTON -- A Bradenton man was arrested on two counts of burglary, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of grand theft, according to the Bradenton Police Department.
Luis Sandoval-Rodriguez, 38, was arrested at 2:25 a.m. Sunday.
According to a report, officers responded to Adam's Pawn Shop, 2320 First St. W., Bradenton, and found Sandoval-Rodriguez in the back storage space that belongs to Firkins auto store. Officers said he was crouched down in the southeast side of the room with his back to the door that they entered. Sandoval-Rodriguez entered the building by cutting a hole in the roof of the storage building, police said. He then entered Adam's Pawn by heading to the conjoining wall and busing out the celing on the other side.
Once in Adam's Pawn, Sandoval-Rodriguez then broke the display glass containing silver jewelry. According to police, Sandoval-Rodriguez was found with numerous silver jewelry in his pocket and in possession of a hammer, metal snips, a black ski mask and rubber and cloth gloves. He also had multiple rings in his bag. Sandoval-Rodriguez told police that a friend approached him and asked for his help with gathering some items. He admitted to cutting through the celing and stealing jewelry from the pawn shop.
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Sandoval-Rodriguez was being held in Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $17,500, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office website.