Cary Police Seek Two Burglars In String Of Business Thefts
Posted November 24, 2005 12:43 p.m. EST
CARY, N.C. — Cary police are asking for the public's help in finding two men who they believe may be connected to more than a dozen thefts that have occurred in the past month.
One of the most recent burglaries occurred at Woody's Sports Tavern & Grill on 8322 Chapel Hill Road on Tuesday. Authorities said two men stole a 200-pound safe containing an undisclosed amount of money.
In surveillance video released by the Cary Police Department Wednesday, the robbers appear to be white men between ages 20 and 29. Each are about 6 feet tall and have slim builds. According to the surveillance video, they were each wearing baseball caps, black sweatshirts and blue jeans.
Police think the two men seen in the video may also be responsible for at least 12 other Cary businesses in the Waverly Place Shopping Center, including Dollar General, Womack Electric Supply Company, Cookies in Bloom, Grace by Consignment, Vertical Urge and Gymboree.
"When it's this frequent and this often, it's somebody that's in desperate measures," said Cary Police Lt. Tony Godwin.
In each of the burglaries, police said the thieves used a rock-like object, such as a piece of asphalt, to break out the front door and enter the business. The suspects have stolen cash, hardware, cookies and jewelry.
"They walked in and grabbed our fire extinguisher and used it to break out one of our cases," said Josh Brown, of Vertical Urge. "Then took a watch that they had stolen from here and ran downstairs and then broke through another door of another company."
Cary police urge anyone with information on any of the robberies to contact Cary CrimeStoppers at
or the Cary Police Department at
. Authorities are offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrests of those involved.