• One suspect still on the loose after store broken into for third time

    By: Carl Willis

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    TUCKER, Ga. - Police are searching for one of the suspects in a bold crime.

    Surveillance video shows a man smashing the front window of a computer store, and then he and another man go on a stealing spree inside. And this isn’t the first time it has happened.

    DeKalb police told Channel 2’s Carl Willis they’ve captured one suspect, but the second man is still on the run.

    The latest incident at the Tucker business is the third time it has happened.

    "It's like they're just having a field day," said Scott Goodwin, owner of LMI electronics store.

    DeKalb police believe the men may be linked to other burglaries in the area.
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    Goodwin said the burglars caused around $30,000 in damage and losses at his company, stealing 13 TVs, two laptops and even ripping up the walls.

    DeKalb police believe they may be linked to other burglaries in the area, but it appears they picked on the wrong business Friday.

    "Looked like they were coming back another night, which is why we posted their pictures -- to let them know we were watching them," Goodwin told Willis.


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    LMI specializes in setting up audio-visual networks. Their surveillance cameras captured crystal-clear video of the incident.

    The video has already led to the arrest of one suspect, Yardley Alford, Wednesday afternoon.

    "Still looking for the gentleman in the black," Goodwin said.

    Goodwin told Willis that he believes the men may have been in the building before for a job interview, because he says they passed up some valuables and went right for the computers in the human resources offices.

    "They also tore off the visitor log-in page that they may have signed when they came in,” Goodwin said.

    Goodwin said the burglars were reckless -- even smashed the TVs they couldn't steal.

    Goodwin told Willis the crooks happened to pick the one day that the building was empty and the alarm system wasn't armed.

    "I can't stand thieves. Now we're trying to do everything we can to get the second guy," Goodwin told Willis.

    If you have information about the burglary or the second suspect, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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