Suspect wanted in nearly 30 burglaries stretching 120 miles
Photos of the suspect and the type of vehicle he wsa seen in (Source: Indianapolis Metro Police)
SEYMOUR, IN (WAVE) – Police around Indiana are looking for a suspect they say is using Interstate 65 as his roadmap for crime, hitting nearly 30 businesses in a roughly 120 mile span, including stops in Kentuckiana.
Seymour is one of those cities hit three times by the crook since late January. Police say the crime is over in a matter of seconds.
"Probably less than a minute or so," said Seymour Police Detective C. J. Foster.
He believes that's all it takes for this man to cash in.
"Smash the glass with a large object then enter the store or restaurant and then he would take the cash register and take off," Det. Foster said.
As surveillance images show, the suspect appears to only be interested in the cash drawer. In fact, frayed wires remain at Tokyo Hibachi Sushi in Seymour, where the crook left the actual computer, but cut the cord to take off with the cash box. At El Nopal, it's a similar story.
"They broke the door and came in and nobody was here and they took the money and left. The register had $700 in the drawer," said Valentin Truyillo with El Nopal.
The business is now changing how much cash they keep inside overnight, hoping that the thief won't hit again.
Their register was actually recovered several miles away.
"Their cash register was found at the 36 mile marker on one of the off ramps down around Crothersville," Det. Foster said.
The suspect has been hitting several cities, stretching a nearly 120 mile span.
"Clark County, Bartholomew County to include Columbus and Edinburgh and as far north as Noblesville and Westfield near Indianapolis," Det. Foster said.
Detectives say images show the suspect driving a two-toned Chevrolet pick-up truck. They believe he has a thin build and usually wears a hoodie.
"White male with a mustache," said Det. Foster. "Possibly doesn't have any teeth. Maybe in his 40's."
Indiana State Police say they are not handling the case at this time. If you have any information, you're asked to call your local police department.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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