(01/28/19) A string of burglaries has businesses in Camden on high alert. Now, police are asking for help identifying a suspect in the latest break-in.
Surveillance video shows the suspect breaking into the drive-thru window of the Donut Palace on Washington St. This is their first burglary but the sixth for Camden this year.
“The window was on the floor. The trash can was knocked down and the register was gone and the safe deposit box was gone,” said Cristina Rodriguez, manager at the donut shop.
A few of the items like the safe deposit box and tip money were found underneath the counter.
“They need to go get a job. Instead of robbing everybody else,” said Raksa Phin, owner of the Donut Palace.
They weren’t the only commercial burglary that happened on that street.
“They got just about $350,” said Catherine Glaze, owner of Catheriene’s Bistro.
Just across the road, Glaze’s restaurant was robbed a few weeks ago. They took her cash register and two money bags underneath the counter. The burglaries are prompting many to change where they keep their cash.
“We’re not leaving the drawer in at night anymore and I’m leaving the front light on by the register so if someone break in there’s going to be a clear picture of their face this time,” said Glaze.
The video and picture of the suspect gives some hope to authorities. Boyd Woody, Chief of Police at the Camden Police Department, requests businesses and homeowners take the proper precautions in securing their property.
“Any kind of alarm that you can put on your house that’s audibile if entry is made typically would scare away a would be criminal if they hear that because they don’t know if it’s being sent to the police departments or not.”
The West Gas station will be adding more alarms, more security cameras and lighting outside of their building with the recent burgalries in the area. There have also been reports of residential burgalries in the Camden area.
If anyone has information regarding this suspect, contact CPD at (870) 836-5755 and ask for Sgt. McDaniel.