Police: Man breaks into Quincy store, steals registers
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Cameras captured a man breaking into a Quincy convenience store and getting away hundreds of dollars in cash at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 21, according to police.
Surveillance cameras captured the suspect walking up to Lucky Shamrock Convenience holding a hammer in his left hand. The suspect proceeds to smash the glass door with the hammer until it breaks.
The suspect then entered through the broken door and headed straight for the counter.
“He’s really professional. He came in and he went out with two registers within 30 seconds. It’s just not easy for one guy to carry two registers,” said Drew Patel, store manager.
Patel said the suspect stole a cash register that had roughly $400 in it, and a lottery register which had about $40.
“We were glad nobody was here because…this is like several times it happening in a couple of months,” Patel said.
Police said they believe the suspect had an accomplice -- likely an awaiting getaway car.
“The dog did track the suspect for about three blocks and then [the suspect’s scent] completely dies and it doesn’t die in a house so we know he didn’t go in a house. It dies sort of in the middle of the street,” an officer said.
Cameras were able to capture the suspect’s face and police are hoping someone recognizes him.