CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB-DT) - Police responded to a business alarm around 5:00AM January 6th. The Cricket store on East 23rd Street had been broken into. In the pre-dawn darkness, the bad guy or guys had used something to shatter a front window. Sgt. Daniel Jones picks up the story. "After he breaks out the window, he actually goes inside, rummages around the store for a little bit," Sgt. Jones explained.
The two pictures we have come from in-store surveillance cameras. There were possibly two men. The clearest look is of one who apparently could not find what he was looking for. This being a Sunday, the store was likely buttoned up for the weekend. But, this guy refused to leave empty handed. He took the iPhone display model.
There are few clues on this one. We will have to study the pictures. "The only description we have," said Jones, "is black male with short hair." He looks to be 5'10" to 6' tall, maybe 180lbs. to 190lbs. with a slender build but, it is hard to be certain. "He is wearing a lot of baggy clothing," Jones continued, "a black hoodie and black pants."
Does this look like someone you know? Have you heard someone brag about this crime? Has a new iPhone mysteriously turned up in your circle of friends or acquaintances? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, there could be Crime Stoppers reward cash in your future. Remember, he is not only responsible for the item he stole, the damage he did to the Cricket store is not inexpensive to repair. "Somebody's gonna recognize this individual," said Sgt. Jones, "and we just need that person to call us and let us know who he is."
Up to a thousand dollars is up for grabs. If you know anything, or even think you might know something important to this investigation, call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333 An officer may answer the phone, but he will never ask your identity.