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CRIME HOT SPOTS: Burglar Hits SE Columbus Auto Repair Shop Twice
COLUMBUS (Steve Levine/Ken Hines) -- Police are hunting for a straw chewing chump whos been breaking into an auto repair shop in Southeast Columbus.
Lees Auto Care at 1100 Alum Creek Dr. has been burglarized twice within the past month, making it an ABC 6 Fighting Back Crime Hot Spot.
I think he knows how expensive tools are; he took all the expensive tools, repair shop owner Hogop Lee said.
Surveillance cameras caught a suspect yesterday crawling under a security fence, and stealing car parts and tools.
The theft was similar to another incident that occurred at the business in August, during which a computer was stolen from the office, according to Lee.
The burglar has some distinctive characteristics, in both cases he fled the scene on a bicycle, and can be seen in surveillance video chewing on a plastic straw.
Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4545.