Opelika police investigating string of business burglaries

Opelika police investigating string of business burglaries

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Opelika police say they believe five recent burglaries committed at businesses are related.

Police are searching for three suspects in the burglaries.

The first suspect is described as a male with an afro style haircut who was wearing a t-shirt. The second suspect is a male and was seen wearing a hoodie and appears to have a Star of David tattoo on his neck. The third suspect is described as a male with a close haircut and can be seen wearing a neck scarf. He has tattoos on both arms and one above his left eyebrow. The tattoo on his left forearm appears to be a skull or grim reaper. Part of his tattoo sleeve on his right arm appears to contain flames.

Police say that five burglaries, four of which were committed on the same street, were committed at businesses on Oct. 13.

Four of the five burglaries were committed at auto sales business or auto shops. The fifth took place at a boutique, according to police reports.

Three of the auto business burglaries and the boutique burglary took place in the 1400 block of 2nd Ave. The fifth burglary took place at an auto business in the 1400 block of Gateway Dr.

After an initial investigation, police determined that all five were connected.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspects or the case is sked to call Opelika police at 334-705-5220 or Crime Stoppers using the 24-hour tip line at 215-STOP (7867).

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