Break-in at car dealership caught on camera

Published: Dec. 23, 2021 at 9:41 AM EST
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A grinch was caught on camera Wednesday breaking into a car dealership in Chelyan, West Virginia.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the break-in at Paul White Chevrolet was caught on a surveillance camera showing two people. One broke through a window while the other remained outside.

“It’s sad that our society has come to the point to where you’re a small business trying to operate and do a service to your community and get violated,” General Manager of Paul White Chevrolet Margie Hancock said.

Glass, a damaged door and a torn up lock-box were all found when staff came into work. However, nothing was found to be missing.

After looking through the video, the intruder spent most of the time trying to open the lockbox, but was not successful.

“That drawer contains petty cash that is used to make change for service customers and also state inspection stickers,” Hancock said.

Deputies released screenshots of the video in an attempt to identify the person accused of the crime.

Tips can be called in at 304.357.0169 or emailed at tips@kanawhasheriff.us.

Separate from the sheriff’s office, the owner of the dealership is offering a $500 cash reward to anyone who has information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.(Kanawha County Sheriff's Office)
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.(Kanawha County Sheriff's Office)
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.(Kanawha County Sheriff's Office)
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Office released surveillance photos after reported break-in.(Kanawha County Sheriff's Office)

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