Bradenton police release photos of suspect in April 9 burglary at grocery store

Bradenton police searching for suspect in April 9 burglary

acastillo@bradenton.comMay 30, 2014 

BRADENTON -- Detectives with the Bradenton Police Department are searching for a burglar who broke into a Bradenton supermarket in April.

According to a report released by the Bradenton Police Department on Friday, a burglary occurred at 11:44 p.m. on April 9 at the Los Laureles Supermarket, 2424 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton.

The suspect was dressed in a dark-colored long-sleeve jacket, dark pants, gloves, green wrap across his face and a camouflage wrap across the top of his head.

Police say that before burglarizing the supermarket, the suspect disabled the alarm system by cutting the lines for the alarm on the outside of the building. He used a metal crowbar to force the front doors open before walking throughout the supermarket and repositioning the interior video surveillance cameras, according to a report.

"The suspect also appeared to be communicating with someone outside by using a hand-held portable radio," the report states.

According to a news release, the unknown suspect possibly left in a white mini-van, which police say was possibly a Chrysler Town & Country model. At the same time that the suspect was running away from the store, police say a white mini-van was captured on video stopping on Manatee Avenue East.

Those with information about the case can call Bradenton Police Detective Nasario Camacho at 941-932-9312. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at www.manateecrimestoppers.com.

Amaris Castillo, Law Enforcement/Island Reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. You can follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.

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