Surveillance Video Released In Arab Burglaries, Police Say Burglar Carried An Assault Rifle

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ARAB, Ala. (WHNT) — Arab Police are looking for a person they say burglarized two area businesses armed with an assault rifle.

“When this individual entered the building, it’s clear he had an assault rifle with him,” Chief Ed Ralston says.

Both burglaries were caught on surveillance video. Just before ten o’clock Saturday evening the video shows someone breaking the glass on the door of a Jet Pep.

That person is carrying what Arab Police believe to be an assault rifle, and it can be seen  clearly in the video.

The burglar goes behind the counter and then a few minutes later leaves.

Moments after that the same thing happens at a different business just down the road.

A break in, the person stays for only a few minutes, then leaves.

Chief Ralston says the burglar didn’t get away with much money, but did manage to take was some food and cigarettes along with the small amount of cash.

These particular burglaries have the agency on alert.

“It’s really concerned us to see somebody entering the building with an assault rifle,” Chief Ralston says.

It appears the person in both burglaries is the same.

“Same dress, same method of entry, both of these businesses are on the south end of our town, and they’re both probably within a quarter-mile of each other,” Chief Ralston says.

Investigators are following up on leads, but haven’t been able to find out much more just yet.

If you have information you’re asked to call Arab Police at  (256) 586-7525.

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