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MOST WANTED: Deputies seek burglary suspect caught on tape

 LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – Sheriff's deputies are searching for a burglary suspect who was captured on camera breaking into a Lee County business on August 18th

Investigators say the man is responsible for two burglaries that night.

The first burglary occurred at Jes Service Station. The second was committed at the Circle W and Bar and Grill both located in the 1400 block of Lee Road 379 in Opelika.

SLIDESHOW: The Area's Most Wanted

Each week, News Leader 9 profiles the most wanted criminals in our area. This week, Lee County police are searching for a burglary suspect who was caught on tape breaking into a business.


Video shows the suspect rumaging through boxes and bags looking for things to steal.

"Anytime someone goes into a business and steals property, not only does it hurt the owners itself, it hurts the consumers as well because it escalates the value of things they have to pay for,"  said Captain Van Jackson, Lee County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect is between the ages of 18 and 26, with light brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans.

Lee County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to anyone who knows the identity of this man.

Remember your tips could land him in jail. 

"I feel like this case is no different. I think the end result will be that we're going to have him identified and also a person can get a reward through crime stoppers by calling in the information, so very good case. I think the end result will be good as well," said Captain Jackson.

We are told the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and some small items from the stores.

If you have any information about the identity of the person responsible for these crimes, contact Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847.

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