Cary police: Thief caught on camera could be connected to other robberies
Posted March 4, 2015
Cary, N.C. — Cary police released surveillance video and photos Wednesday of a man burglarizing a jewelry-buying business in a popular shopping center on Kildaire Farm Road.
According to investigators, the break-in at JewelRecycle, at 1259 Kildaire Farm Road, happened after hours on Feb. 15.
The unidentified man, who police said is about 6 feet tall and between 180 and 200 pounds, broke into the front door of the business and took a box of costume jewelry. No injuries were reported.
The man was wearing a black leather jacket, cargo pants, hiking boots, a facemask and a large camping backpack. He was also carrying pry tools.
Cary police said the burglary could be connected to other break-ins at area businesses.
“It’s imperative we identify this person, as in the last month there have been several commercial burglaries reported after business hours in which we’ve since discovered similar methods of operation,” Randall Rhyne, captain of Cary’s Criminal Investigations Division, said in a statement.
Anyone with information should call the Town of Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or file a report anonymously with Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-460-4636. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes.
Authorities also reminded business owners to take steps now to secure their business:
- Lighting: Assure that all entry points to the building are properly illuminated and that all of the existing lighting is in good working order.
- Locks: Make sure that all doors, windows, and skylights are secured with the best possible locks, and check locks regularly to ensure they remain in good working order. While no lock is burglar proof, the more difficult it is to gain entry, the longer it will take, which increases the chances of burglars’ getting caught.
- Safes and registers: Never leave large amounts of money in the safe or register overnight. Consider signage which states that no cash is left on the premises overnight. Safes should be secured to the floor and not visible from the outside.
- Alarm and video systems: If utilizing an alarm system, make sure to have clearly visible signage stating the premises is protected by an alarm and set video systems to record overnight.