Troy police seek suspect in string of Verizon burglaries

Published 3:01 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Troy Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man caught on video burglarizing the Verizon Wireless store in the 1100 block of U.S. 231 Friday.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said police responded to the business after an alarm activation at approximately 1:30 a.m. on June 16 bto find the side door of the business shattered.

“The male suspect entered the business and stole several phones that were on display and did considerable damage to the inside of the store,” Barr said. “The suspect then exited the business and got into a small gray car and fled the scene.”

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The burglary is almost identical to four other burglaries that were committed in Greenville, Montgomery, Prattville, and Ozark.

In all five burglaries, a large rock was used to break a glass door of the business.

Once inside each location, the suspect stole several phones that were on display before fleeing the scene in a small four-door gray vehicle.

One suspect has been videotaped; the driver has not.

CrimeStoppers is offering a flat $1,000 reward due to the number of burglaries that have occurred across jurisdiction lines.

Anyone that may be able to identify the suspect or knows anything about this incidentis asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 334-566-0500, the secret witness line at 334-566-5555 or CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP(7867).