A burglar who threw a safe through the glass door at a Fresno funeral home early Wednesday managed to elude arriving officers, police reported.
Lt. Joe Gomez said a silent alarm alerted police and officers were sent to the Chapel of the Light Funeral Home on Belmont Avenue just west of Highway 99 about 5:40 a.m. An arriving officer saw the suspect tossing the safe and retreating inside the building after he spotted police. Officers with police dogs were unable to find the suspect on the funeral home grounds, which stretch for several hundred feet fronting Belmont across from Mountain View Cemetery.
The suspect broke a decorative window on the front of the building to get inside.
Gomez said investigators were still on scene at 8:30 a.m. No other details were available. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (559) 498-STOP.