New photos in Vancouver coin shop robbery

Credit: Liberty Coin & Currency

New photos in Vancouver coin shop robbery

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by Michael Rollins and KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 27 at 3:02 PM

VANCOUVER -- Burglars came through the roof of a Vancouver coin shop overnight Wednesday, but were scared off by a ringing alarm.

Police released new photos of one suspect Friday, hoping they would lead to an arrest in the case.

The two thieves cut through the roof of a vacant business connected to Liberty Coin and Currency at 6115 NE 114th Ave., police said.

One squirmed through the small hole, dropped out of the ceiling, breaking a desk as he landed, owner Tom Deering told KGW. The other (pictured) kept watch outside the shop.

Raw video: Surveillance video of burglary

The movement triggered the alarm and the man returned to the hole in the ceiling and was pulled up by his partner, he said. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras.

Deering said the alarm went off about 2:30 a.m. and he panicked. "I was hoping it was a false alarm," he said.

Earlier this year, thieves broke into other coin shops in Portland, Vancouver and Beaverton. Police do not have suspects in any of the cases yet.

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