LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Lakewood are searching for a suspect in a smash-and-grab at a T-Mobile store.
According to police, the burglary occurred on Oct. 8 just before 1 a.m. at the T-Mobile store located at 14413 West Colfax Avenue near the Colorado Mills Mall.
“An unknown suspect threw a rock through the front door and entered the business. Once inside the suspect used a large duffle bag and loaded it with numerous cellphone accessories, including headphones and Bluetooth headsets,” police said in a statement.
“There was glass everywhere,” Ryan Reyes, a sales lead associate for the store, told CBS4. “I could obviously tell stuff was missing.”
Reyes was one of the first employees called minutes after the break-in. He said it was the third time the store has been hit since August. This time the suspect got away with thousands of dollars worth of Bluetooth accessories and headphones.
“Luckily they didn’t steal any of our phones, so that’s always the most important thing,” Reyes said.
Police believe the suspect may be involved in several other similar burglaries in the metro area. He appears to be a stocky Hispanic or light-skinned black male with a handlebar style mustache and wearing glasses.
“I just want this to stop,” Reyes said. “It’s more annoying than anything.”
Additional Information From The Lakewood Police Department
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