Albany police search for man who throws Molotov cocktail at business window

Albany police search for man who throws Molotov cocktail at business window

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany business owner asks for your help to identify a man caught on camera throwing a Molotov cocktail at a car dealership window.

Owners here at Eazy Ride Auto Sales were shocked when they came into work Monday and discovered broken glass.

Now, they're hoping someone recognizes the man who tried to set the building on fire.

Saturday night, security cameras caught a man throwing a brick at the side window of Eazy Ride Auto Sales. He then throws a Molotov cocktail creating an explosion. This is the damage Owner Herschel Edwards arrived to Monday morning.

"When I got here this was the first thing I seen. As you can see this double glass that it didn't go through," said Herschel Edwards.

The man is then seen running away from the scene, shattered glass remains on the ground.

"I guess the alarm didn't go off because I guess the motion sensor didn't actually go inside the building," continued Edwards.

Edwards' business has been in Albany for a little over a year, and he's upset someone would try to destroy it.

"You know I just work real hard, a lot of hard work just to build the business. Just to see that it could've been gone or the process I would've had to go through to rebuild it, very stressful."

He's now offering a $2500 reward for an arrest in the case. Edwards estimates the attack caused nearly a thousand dollars worth of damage. He says he's glad for his security cameras and the double pane window.

" I'm just blessed that it didn't go through cause a lot of paperwork. A lot of money that it would've cost me if we would've been out of business for a few days to get everything back up and going. So truly a blessing."

Albany police are investigating. An arson investigator will be out to assess the damage Tuesday.

If you think you recognize the man in the video, you can call crime stoppers at 436-tips. You can contact Eazy Ride Auto Sales at 405-2229.

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