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Fake shed used in convenience store burglary attempt

New Castle County, Del., police say a Pennsylvania man used what looked like a 6-foot storage shed placed against a convenience store to conceal his efforts to smash his way into the store.

Senior Cpl. Trinidad Navarro says undercover officers were watching the Wawa Food Market in Claymont around 3 a.m. Wednesday when two men placed a three-sided box against the building. Navarro says one man acted as a lookout while the other grabbed a sledgehammer and headed into the shed.

That's when police intervened and arrested 44-year-old Barry Benigni of Linwood, Pa. The second man ran away, but police say a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Police say Benigni planned to smash through the concrete wall and break into the ATM inside. He is charged with attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief and conspiracy.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  January 15, 2010; 3:05 PM ET
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Figures they were from P.A.

Posted by: FrankMonzon | January 15, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

The abreviation is "Pa." Not "P.A." (wich is an abbreviation commonly used to denote "Professional Association" or "Public Announcement." I actually know many very intelligent people from Pa. You ought to visit sometime.

Posted by: MdLaw | January 15, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

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