Cops Nab Subway Burglar

Man caught coming out of hole in roof

By Matt Bartosik
|  Monday, Apr 19, 2010  |  Updated 12:57 PM CDT
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Cops Nab Subway Burglar

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Ernest Scoggins, 55, has been charged with felony burglary and possession of burglary tools. Police say they caught him climbing out of a hole in the roof of a sandwich shop in Auburn Gresham.

For most troublemakers, it's the hole they dig themselves into that they worry about. However, it's the hole one South Side man came out of that got him in trouble.

Ernest Scoggins, 55, was arrested on charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools after midnight Friday when cops caught him breaking in to a Subway sandwich shop, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Subway on the 8700 block of South Ashland Avenue. A witness reportedly heard loud banging, officials said.

The cops said they saw Scoggins climb out of a hole that he had cut in the roof and retrieve the tools he had used, according to the Sun-Times.

Officers promptly arrested Scoggins, putting a hole in his plan.

Scoggins was later identified in a lineup and was held Saturday on a $50,000 bond.

This story is just full of holes.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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