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Crime of the Week: East Columbus burglars caught on camera

(Credit: Crime Stoppers)

This week's "Crime of the Week" focuses on a Burglary which took place on the Northeast side of Columbus.

On Monday, November 30, 2015, at approximately 4:45pm, two unidentified subjects cut through the chain link fence of Distinctive Landscaping, located at 3080 Lamb Ave. After entering the property, the suspects walked through the gated yard and one of the suspects noticed a surveillance camera positioned on the building. He immediately informed his accomplice, at which time suspect #2 covered his face. Both suspects walked towards the camera, and suspect #1 used a long handled bolt cutter to break the lens, but not before the camera captured a clear picture of him. The suspects then pried open the rear door, gaining entrance to the business, and stole several expensive tools, including chain saws and other landscaping equipment. Surveillance cameras also caught the image of the suspect vehicle prior to the break-in. It should be noted that on July 27, 2015, Distinctive Landscaping was broken into, much in the same manner. Both suspects are described as: Male/White, 30's, 5'9"-5'11." Suspect #1 has light facial hair and is wearing dark sweat shirt and pants, yellow & maroon baseball cap and red gloves. Suspect #2 has short hair, wearing a dark shirt and faded jeans and gloves. The suspect vehicle is a small, dark pick-up truck. Surveillance video & photos of the suspect can be viewed on our website at www.stopcrime.org.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to our website at www.stopcrime.org and e-mail your tip. You can text a tip to "CRIMES" 274637, key word CMH.

Crime Stoppers does not use Caller ID or record telephone conversations. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller. Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. For more information on Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, visit our website at www.stopcrime.org.

Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community's fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Central Ohio Crime Stopper's, Inc., and P.O. BOX 16038, COLUMBUS, OH 43216-6038.

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