Patrick Intintoli mug shot

Mug shot for Patrick Intintoli.

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) --A wig-wearing burglary suspect who used bolt cutters to get into a Chandler steakhouse has been arrested in Mesa.

Man cutting lock to DC Steakhouse

Man seen on surveillance cutting lock to DC Steakhouse.

On the Fourth of July, Chandler police received a call that DC Steakhouse in downtown off Arizona Avenue, just north of Frye Road, was broken into around 11:30 a.m. Officers reviewed the surveillance video and saw that a man broke into the restaurant around 8:45 a.m. after using bolt cutters to break a lockbox key to one of the doors. The man was seen wearing an orange shirt, jeans, and a face mask. After breaking the lock, the man left, heading south on Arizona Avenue on a skateboard.

Minutes later, police say the suspect returned wearing a white Arizona Cardinals shirt, gray and black baseball cap with a blondish brown wig underneath, black shorts, and red sneakers. The man got into DC Steakhouse using the key from the damaged lockbox, Chandler police said. Investigators noticed on the surveillance video that the man had a distinctive tattoo on the back of his neck. The man then forced his way into an office and stole a large amount of money, then stole more cash near the bar before placing everything into a trash bag and leaving the restaurant.

Surveillance photos of burglary at DC Steakhouse

Surveillance photos from DC Steakhouse. 

Detectives gathered statements, reviewed video, and tried to identify the tattoo on the suspect's neck. Eventually, police identified the suspect as Patrick Intintoli. Intinoli was arrested at his home by police on Thursday afternoon, July 15, in Mesa. Officers found evidence of the crime in Intinoli's home, police said. Intinoli was booked into the Maricopa County Jail, accused of third-degree burglary and criminal damage.


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