SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A suspected Seminole County smash-and-grab burglar caught on surveillance video may have walked away when he couldn't break the front window of a pizza joint, but deputies said he didn't give up.
Deputies said the thief successfully made his way inside the pizza place Friday.
Deputies said it's one of half a dozen restaurants in the Oviedo and Winter Springs area where they believe the same crook struck in the last month with the same M.O.
"He takes a hard object like a brick or a rock flowerpot, throws it through the front window," said Kim Cannaday with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office.
Orange County investigators believe he's the same man tied to two similar break-ins.
They said he normally gets away with $100 to $200 left in the cash registers.
At Flippers, Lo said the man didn't get any money, but did pause to have a beer and left his partially-filled glass.
"So not only did he break into your place, but he went back there, grabbed a beer, and had a beer before he left?" asked WFTV reporter Kenneth Craig.
"Yes, it was from a keg," said Lo.
In the surveillance video, the middle-aged beer-drinking thief doesn't cover his face and also walks with a
Investigators said the man suspected of breaking in cut himself