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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man breaks into motorcycle dealership

Posted at 11:52 PM, Jul 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 17:51:22-04

Police are looking for a man caught breaking into a Yamaha motorcycle dealership near the corner of  Jones Boulevard and Warm Springs Road.

Surveillance video shows the suspect breaking in at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

He can be seen throwing a rock at one of the building’s window panes several times until it shatters and he makes entry.

Once inside, he heads to what appears to be an office, breaks the office window, climbs in and comes out with a bloody hand.

You can even see him finding a key and attempting to leave the store with a bike.

General Manager Matt Holt says he got away with about $100 worth of valuables, but left behind $2,000 worth of damage.

"The first thing is anger,” said Holt. “You know? I mean we work really hard and take a lot of pride in our dealership and it makes you incredibly frustrated."

One of the stolen items is an iPad.

"It's more about the stuff that was on it than the iPad itself,” said Brett Stevens. “The iPad is just money. You can always replace that. I had a lot of pictures on there that I hadn't backed up and I actually had some other stuff on there."

Holt says he’s confident police will find the man responsible, especially after the response on social media when he posted surveillance images.

"We actually got a really good response from our Facebook post,” said Holt. “We've even had people call into the store saying they know who the guy is."

Holt says police told him the suspect broke into two other nearby businesses a couple blocks away on Rainbow Boulevard -- Pizza Hut and Goong Korean BBQ Restaurant.

Each business has one boarded-up window pane marking where the suspect made entry using the same glass-shattering method.