Burglar caught leaving through window

February 11, 2009 9:22:57 AM PST
A Santa Rosa man was arrested early Tuesday after he was caught trying to escape a burglarized business through a broken window, according to police.

Police responded to a building alarm at about 2 a.m. at a Fast & Easy Mart at 2102 W. College Ave.

Officers arrived within a minute of the alarm activation and witnessed 24-year-old Benjamin Mares exiting the convenience store through a broken window, police said.

He allegedly attempted to run away but was apprehended by a police officer after a brief foot pursuit.

Mares was booked into Sonoma County jail on burglary charges and for resisting arrest, police said.

Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 543-3600.