Bryan Burglar Leaves Telling Calling Card

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Bryan Police officials say a crook who broke into three businesses in less than 30 minutes left a calling card that could help put him behind bars.

Store owners and employees said the crook used a rock to break through a window in each case.

Investigators said the suspect began his burglary spree around 4:25 Sunday morning, at the Discount Cleaners in the 3300 block of E. 29th Street in Bryan.

Store employees said after the crook smashed through a window, he was able to get away with only a few dollars in rolled coins before taking off. Employees said it cost around $500 to fix the smashed window.

About five minutes later, police said the suspect hit the Sammy's Shell Station store just down the road in the 3500 block of East 29th.

The owner said the crook smashed through the window with a rock and stole around $500 worth of cigarettes. The window will cost around $1200 to fix, the owner said.

Fifteen minutes later, the suspect used a rock to smash through a window at the Briarcrest Cleaners in the 1800 block of Briarcrest.

The owner, Shaun Winder, said the burglar stole some cash and took off. Winder said his surveillance cameras were rolling when the same suspect broke another window at his store just three weeks earlier.

Kelley McKethan with the Bryan Police Department said she has a message for the crook.

"We encourage that he come forward and turn himself in before we get the evidence and the information that we need to come searching for him," said McKethan.

The suspect is described as a light skinned, black male of average height and thin build, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and carrying a purple backpack.

If you have any information about these crimes, you're asked to give Crime Stoppers a call at 979-775-TIPS (8477) and refer to case #14-0200938.