Salt Lake police say burglars broke through four walls, tore down a chain link fence and hot wired a truck before fleeing with more than $2,600 worth of chemicals and drug paraphernalia.
The methodical burglars first entered a vacant business suite at 1151 S. Redwood Road by forcibly going through steel doors, a police report said. From there they went through a wall and into Labrums, Suite 107.They then broke through three walls before entering Suite 106, Hi-Valley Chemicals, where much of the robbery took place. The incident occurred sometime between Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Wednesday morning at 5 a.m., police said.
Tools from the business were apparently used to remove a chain link fence from a wall area so that a stolen truck could be removed. The report said the perpetrators were so intent on their work that they unnecessarily broke through one wall that had an unlocked door.
Twelve pounds of red phosphorus was stolen in addition to assorted drug paraphernalia and a 1968 Ford pickup.