Crack that Case
Police looking to nab bar burglar
Jermont Terry reports on the case of a man robbing bars with no disguise. So why can't police find him? Video by tmj4.comvideo
SOUTH MILWAUKEE - Over the past three months burglar alarms to several businesses in South Milwaukee, Caledonia and St. Francis have gone off right after closing time.
Police have linked one man to the break-ins and they need the public's help to CRACK THAT CASE.
Surveillance video captured a guy lurking around the Bottom's Up Tavern in South Milwaukee. The video showed the man waiting for the bar to close. He then broke a glass to a door to make entry. Once inside the tavern he looked for money from cash register. When he couldn't get inside the register he walked out with the entire machine.
"It's very disconcerting as an employer to think about the safety of your employees is being compromised by burglars and thieves," said Sarah Murphy.
Murphy is spokesperson for the tavern. Lt. Cary Fischer with South Milwaukee Police believe this thief is involved in nearly a half dozen burglaries throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. The burglaries date back to November of 2012.
"There's the potential he'll keep breaking into taverns move on to other business or other residents," explained Fischer.
Most of the taverns have security cameras but this guy never hid his face. It leaves police to believe he didn't realize he was being recorded.
"It's all the more reason we should be able to catch him," said Murphy.
Several bars on Milwaukee's east side were recently burglarized. Police can't say with certainty if the same man is involved but detectives are comparing notes.
If you can help South Milwaukee Police CRACK THAT CASE contact them at 414-768-8060.