Crimestoppers: the thirsty thief

By Paul Cameron - bio l email

Posted by Zack Smith - email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Three Charlotte stores were burglarized all within in a half-mile, but the sloppy scofflaw left something behind.

Surveillance video shows the man smashing the glass, rummaging through an East Charlotte Food Lion.  He made off with cigarettes and beer.  On his way out the door, he popped a top, and had one for the road.

His next stop, however, not as successful.  He tried to smash the glass of a nearby Rite-Aid.  He couldn't get in, but left his empty beer can behind.  Now, police are analyzing it for evidence.  But they need your help to crack this case.

Watch the surveillance video now.  And if you can help police find this thirsty thief, call Crimestoppers at 704-334-1600.