CAUGHT ON TAPE: Suspect breaks into J-town business
JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- A cracked window and glass scattered all over. Now, the search is on for the man who committed the crime.
Derb E Cigs in Jeffersontown released its surveillance video. In it, a masked man wearing a plaid hooded shirt and light colored pants takes a hammer and cracks the glass to get inside.
Troy Leblanc, the Derb E Cigs owner says, "I got a call from a security company at about 1:20 in the morning. They had said that there was a glass break sensor that went off."
Leblanc says he was worried the burglar had stolen all of his E-cigs merchandise, but he didn't take any. Instead, the suspect used a flashlight to search around the business and find some cash.
Leblanc said "The bag contained several rolls of quarters, dimes, nickels. It had a couple large bills, totaled about 2-3hundred dollars total in my estimate. But, he left 25 dollars in pennies for me."
The break in was quick. The owner says the suspect was only in the store for two minutes and left one minute before police arrived. Leblanc says replacing the broken door will cost more than what the man stole.
"If I would've known he was coming," Leblanc said "I would've pasted 200 dollars on the door and said leave my door alone."
The business has posted the suspect's photo on Facebook and the owner says it's been shared thousands of times.
"It just reminded me of somebody I saw last week," said Leblanc "but there's that saying that criminals always return to the scene of a crime, but we've already got a few leads."
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Jefersontown Police.
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