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Suspect on the loose after photo studio break-in

Posted at 12:24 PM, Nov 15, 2015
Police are searching for a suspect seen stealing from a photography studio near Flamingo Road and Arville Street. 
Surveillance video captures it all.  It happened at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.  The suspect arrives at John G. Photography, riding what appears to be a moped. Then the suspect throws a rock through the front door, shattering the glass completely, before taking off.  Then, at about 10:30 p.m., a pick-up truck pulls up. Someone gets out, goes inside, and steals $3,000 worth of camera equipment and two guns. 
"My guess is he was looking for camera equipment and the guns were just a bonus," said studio owner John G.
He says the suspect stole the very camera he uses for all of his projects.
"I'm pretty much out of business until I can replace the camera."
What has him shocked is that his neighbors didn't do anything after seeing the wreck. In between the time the rock was thrown and the time the suspect came back to steal, the co-owner of the tattoo shop two doors down is seen parking in front of the studio.  However, she doesn't call the police or John G. to report the shattered door.
"I just thought maybe their security people were already on it," she told Action News.
John G. says he didn't find out about the incident until the next morning.   
"I got a call from Metro at 9 a.m.," he says.
Police still haven’t seen the surveillance footage but John G. hopes that when they do, it will lead them to a person of interest.