WEST OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police say a burglary suspect went to great lengths to break inside an adult store in West Ocean City. Now they are trying to identify the man.
The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said someone burglarized the Red Light District adult store on Route 50 outside of Ocean City on Sept. 17 around 5 a.m.
Surveillance footage of the burglary shows the suspect using a garden hose as he tries to break through the glass of the store's front door. But when that did not work, the suspect ripped the handle off of the door. He then grabbed a concrete block and tried to smash the glass, but the block broke instead. The suspect then kicked the glass in and was able to make entry.
Police said that once inside the store, the suspect stole an adult device valued at more than $100. Investigators said the burglar did not steal any money or any other merchandise.
A store employee told investigators a man who looked similar to the burglar had previously inquired about the stolen merchandise.
On Tuesday, the store owner said he did not want to discuss the crime and told reporters to leave the property.
The front door has since been replaced. The damage to the door is estimated at around $300, police said.
If arrested, police said the man responsible for the crime will likely face charges of theft, burglary and destruction of property.
Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to call the WCBI at (443) 783-0444.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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