GREENACRES, Fla. - A teenager spends 30 minutes trying to break in a Greenacres store only to be scared off by an alarm. Tuesday he was arrested in connection with multiple break-ins by the Greenacres Police Department.
It was 9 minutes after midnight on Monday night. The Food Mart Convenience store off Jog Road in Greenacres was closed, but this teen wanted to get in.
"First he tried to break in the front door, but the front door is called tempered glass or something so it's not easy to break," the convenience store owner said.
But that didn't break this burglar's spirit. Fast forward 20 minutes and this suspect is trying again and this time with a wrench in hand.
"I just wondering what he's doing walking around outside almost a half hour," he said.
Persistence is key though. Just when you think the suspect has given up, he walks out to the parking lot and throws his wrench through the glass.
"Finally he breaks in after a half hour," the owner said. "I don't know what he's doing."
He doesn't know because the suspect climbs in through the window next and just seconds after he gets in rushes back out.
"Once he gets inside the motion sensor goes off and maybe he's just scared off and ran away," the owner said.
But not without leaving enough evidence for police investigators who say they arrested him.
"I'll be happy if he goes to jail yeah because people like that always give us a hard time," the owner said.
That's because it cost $500 to fix it.
"Business is kind of slow right now so it's not good for the business," Food Mart's owner said.
But he says this all could have been prevented if the teen would've just read the sign on the front door that said there was surveillance cameras and no money left in the store.
The owner says he knows good and well this suspect had more than enough time to do so.
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