Exclusive: Lincoln Police Release Images of Burglary Suspect

By: Chad Silber Email
By: Chad Silber Email

A Lincoln man ransacked a local grocery store and now Police need your help finding him.

We've obtained exclusive images from Lincoln Police. Investigators say the man broke into the Sunmart at 48th and Van Dorn overnight on October 3rd.

"The male was dressed wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a black bandanna over his face, black sweatpants, black gloves and black and white tennis shoes," said LPD Officer Shane Winterbauer.

And he didn't waste any time getting what he came for.

"The suspect ended up prying open one of the office doors and went directly to where the cash registers were located," said Winterbauer.

He found 15 cash drawers and took the money from all of them, totaling $2,500. Police say he was in the store for more than an hour. The alarm went off but Police never knew about it.

"The employee stated that he assumed that this was a false alarm as they've had several in the past and did not notify the police," said Winterbauer.

As Police look for suspects, they're not ruling out the possibility that this wasn't a random break-in. "It appears that the person that did this possibly has some knowledge of where the cash drawers were located because he directly went to the office and knew exactly where to find the registers."

Police believe the whole crime could've easily been prevented. "Obviously in this case, the management decided not to call us and we see the results from that," said Winterbauer.

If you know anything about this case, call Crimestoppers at 475-3600.

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