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Spokane man arrested twice for burglarizing same business

Mon., Jan. 28, 2013, 8:37 a.m.

Spokane police busted a man allegedly trying to burglarize a business again after failing the first time nearly nine years ago.

Police responded to an alarm at a car wash at 3121 North Monroe about 11:54 p.m. Sunday.

A roof hatch in one of the wash bays was ajar and there was insulation material on the ground below it, said Sgt. Kevin King. An officer also noticed there were no footprints leading away from the building, despite a fresh layer of snow.

Officers saw someone had broken holes through the drywall ceiling in the office area, so they climbed up into the attic, where they found 32-year-old Samuel T. Lebsock, of Spokane, hiding between the rafters.

Lebsock was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and an outstanding warrant for unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police arrested Lebsock in March 2004 for committing the same crime at the same car wash. In that case, Lebsock broke in using the same method and escaped, but left behind some paperwork with his name on it.

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