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CCSO: Burglar breaks window, can't open register

Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 02, 2016

Deputies are searching for a burglar who showed up on a bike, broke a Bistro's window with a rock and then tried prying open a register with a broom because he could not get it to open, Citrus County deputies say.

More than 10 cameras in the restaurant captured the suspect.

It happened around 1:20 a.m. on February 25.

Deputies say the suspect can be see riding a bicycle up to the Boulevard Bistro at 9576 North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Dunnellon.

The man was wearing a blue hoodie, blue pants and a light on a headband.

According to deputies, the man threw a rock through the restaurant's west side window and then waited 12 minutes before entering the business.  He allegedly stacked buckets and climbed atop in order to gain entry, deputies report.

Once inside, surveillance video captured the man going to the register.  His attempts to open it failed. 

When the alarm sounded, the man got nervous, grabbed a broom and tried to break open the register, according to deputies.

The register did not open.

The man then left out of the back door and headed northbound on a BMX bike.  The bike, which surveillance video captures, shows an object on the handlebars, possibly a basket.

If you recognize the man or have any information about the incident, you are asked to contact the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.   You can also remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers of Citrus County at 1-888-ANY-TIPS.  You may be eligible for a cash reward.