Cops: two men drilled hole through roof of Phoenix business.
PHOENIX (KSAZ) -Two robbers broke into a Phoenix clothing store by drilling a hole in the ceiling Tuesday. The store owner was there the entire time, and watched them jump into her store.
She thought her landlord had men working on the roof. Turns out it was two burglars trying to steal from her store.
The robbers made a big hole to make entry into Bella's Boutique. Bars on the front window didn't stop them.
Store owner Gabby Llanes walked in on them hoisting a TV and clothes up onto the roof.
"I barely started my business. Not that I had a lot of stuff it was pretty much everything I had."
Llanes was inside the store early Tuesday morning. She heard drilling for 45 minutes.
"I wasn't paying any attention, I thought it was next door," she says.
Then drywall started falling from the ceiling. She called her landlord to complain.
That's when the landlord said he didn't have workers there. Llanes ran outside and called 911. Then she walked back in and came face to face with the crooks.
"He was surprised he wasn't thinking that somebody was going to be in here," says Llanes.
She claims this man -- Rodney Molzahn -- chased after her as she tried to lock him in her store. When police got there Molzahn allegedly ran away.
Officers caught up with him at a halfway house near 18th Street and McDowell. Witnesses say they saw him running into his apartment covered in insulation. He was in the shower when police got there.
Molzahn has spent time in prison before for two other burglaries. He was released less than a year ago.
Now he's once again behind bars.
"I hope he'll be in jail for a long," says Llanes.
And that second burglar is still on the loose. Llanes says he got away with a thousand dollars cash and most of her clothes.
She's now not sure if she can keep her business running.