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Albany business owner offers $1000 to track down thieves

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One of the suspects crawling behind Southern Mobile on Sylvester Road One of the suspects crawling behind Southern Mobile on Sylvester Road
Two suspects hiding behind the tractor trailer behind the Southern Mobil Home store on Sylvester Road Two suspects hiding behind the tractor trailer behind the Southern Mobil Home store on Sylvester Road
Kevin Loubier, Southern Mobile Co-owner Kevin Loubier, Southern Mobile Co-owner
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany business owner is asking for help to find the men who stole thousand dollars and lawn equipment last week.

Kevin Loubier says cameras recorded three masked men breaking into Southern Mobile on Sylvester road around 1am last Friday morning. He is hoping this video will provide the information that leads to the arrests those who broke into his business.

Surveillance video shows two men sneaking behind a tractor trailer moments before they broke into the store.

"They come in, robbed the safe, take the safe with 'em. Break open both registers and made themselves at home here because the electricity was cut," said Kevin Loubier, Southern Mobile Co-owner.

He said the men stole between $5,000 and $8,000 in cash and thousands more in equipment. "I just want them caught and apprehended and charged," said Loubier. 

Video captured the men taking weed eaters, limb cutters and lawn blowers from the shed behind his store before power was cut. Employees said the thieves cut a hole in the fence behind the shed to crawl onto the property and unload what they stole. 

Loubier and his other workers believe the burglary was an inside job. "They definitely know because upon entering the property, they were staring at all the cameras and point out to where each one was," he said.

 Albany Police said they have spoken to one former employee whom they have eliminated as a suspect. The men broke in through a side window after cutting the power, and left a footprint on the counter before breaking into the registers. 

"It's not the money no more at this time, prison sounds better for them to me," said Kevin Loubier, Southern Mobile Co-owner. 

A police spokesman said investigators have not yet processed the surveillance video, but said the investigation remains active. No arrests have been made, and police have no suspects at this time. 

Loubier said his store wasn't insured. He said long time customers are rallying behind the business, and continue to offer support. He's offering a $1,000 reward for any information that could lead to an arrest. You can reach his store at (229) 432-2900.

 

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