Delivery drivers interrupt burglary at San Antonio sandwich shop, police say

Delivery drivers interrupt burglary at San Antonio sandwich shop, police say
Police were called to a sandwich shop when two delivery drivers noticed a hole in the ceiling of the restaurant. (diegoparra/Pixabay.com)

SAN ANTONIO — Two delivery drivers in south Texas interrupted a burglary at a San Antonio sandwich shop early Tuesday, authorities said.

Aldan Hernandez and Robert Montelongo, who work for a restaurant supply company, were making a delivery at 5 a.m. at a Firehouse Subs store when they noticed a hole in the ceiling, KSAT reported.

“The ceiling tiles were all falling down,” Hernandez told the television station. “The alarm’s going off. I saw the safe halfway out, computer missing.”

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Hernandez called 911, and when police arrived on the scene they discovered that thieves had cut a hole in the roof to gain access to the restaurant, according to KSAT.

The store’s safe had not been broken into, and Montelongo believes the delivery truck scared off the thieves.

“The manager said that he has cameras and when we pulled up, (the criminals) ran out the back door,” Montelongo told the television station.

Hernandez said he thought it was strange the thieves had broken into the restaurant, when a cellphone store full of electronics was next door.

“It’s weird,” Hernandez told KSAT. “I mean, I wouldn’t (do it).”