Man caught on camera ripping off Humane SocietyPosted: Updated:
The Arizona Humane Society's Bretta Nelson can’t help but react while watching the surveillance video of this criminal as he makes his way through their thrift store. “Watching this just makes me even more mad because he is deliberately going through everything as if it’s his to go through. It really makes me even more upset actually seeing it!"
The video was shot by surveillance cameras at the thrift store located at 6520 S. Central Avenue in Phoenix. The break-in happened just after 2 a.m. on Saturday March 12.
The guy can be seen rummaging through boxes and shelves. He actually didn’t steal much. He only got away with some electronic equipment but, the damage to place was incredible.
He smashed windows, tore up the security alarm and ripped open an empty cash register.
Nelson can’t believe this guy would rob a charity. "I just don’t know what would make somebody rob any place but, especially one that goes to homeless animals. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this store go to those homeless animals, who are sick and injured."
They had to close their doors for two days. This means that along with the expensive repairs, they lost a lot of possible revenue.
Police say the thief is about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs over 200 pounds.
"They are a tight-knit community and, the people coming into the thrift store over the weekend were very upset by this so if he is somebody who is a part of this community, I think people will definitely recognize him. Yeah, I think he will be caught,” Nelson said.
At one point, while ransacking the place, he stops to look right at the camera. Nelson hopes that will get him caught.