Crime Stoppers: Business burglary on Shallowford Road
By Amy Morrow
Eyewitness News Anchor/ Reporter
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Chattanooga Police hope you'll recognize a trio of thieves and help put them behind bars.
They busted out the door of a retail shop on Shallowford Road, then stole 3 flat screen TV's. The owner says it's not the first time this has happened and he's fed up.
"We have burglaries of business and residential all over Chattanooga," says Chattanooga Police Detective Larry Lockmiller.
The owner of "Just Stuff", on Shallowford Road, is "just fed up". For the third time thieves have hit his store, this time racking up hundreds in 3 flat screen TV's and the damage to the front door.
"The son of the owners had been sleeping in the business prior to the burglary he had left several hours prior to them making entry," says Det. Lockmiller.
Detective Lockmiller says they believe the trio was watching the building and waited.
You can see on the surveillance tape, they spend about twenty minutes at the corner of the building. Doing what appears to be making plans and then getting their masks in place.
"One of the heavy set ones... Who appears to be a male... He throws a brick through the front glass door," says Det. Lockmiller.
Owner Louis Wichman says it only took the crooks 35 seconds to swipe three big screen TV's and hit the door.
They're only hope is that someone recognizes something about the suspects in the video or maybe one of the getaway cars.
"It could be a Pontiac, ...it looks like... or may be a Chrysler Sebring," says Det. Lockmiller.
If you saw anything that December 27th about 5 am at "Just Stuff" on Shallowford, it's time to pick up the phone and call Crime Stoppers at 698-3333. You could get a cash reward and the call is confidential.