Police: Alleged burglar died after getting trapped in restaurant air vent

Authorities say a man who apparently tried to break into an Atlantic County restaurant died after he got trapped in an exhaust fan on the roof of the building.

News 12 Staff

Sep 28, 2021, 9:47 AM

Updated 936 days ago

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Authorities say a man who apparently tried to break into an Atlantic County restaurant died after he got trapped in an exhaust fan on the roof of the building.
The body was found shortly before 10 a.m. Monday at the restaurant in a Galloway Township strip mall. It’s not clear how or when the man became trapped, and officials are still working to determine his identity.
Authorities have not said how the body was discovered or who found it.
A similar robbery had occurred at the business a few weeks ago, and authorities are trying to determine if the two incidents are connected.
Anyone with information should contact Galloway Township Police at 609-652-3705.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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