MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Two west Mobile businesses were victims of burglaries and now Mobile Police think they have a possible suspect in custody.
The burglar, who was caught on tape, broke into a business owned by a member of law enforcement.
Don Gomien is a corporal with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. He said the suspect spent quite some time at his business.
Equipped with razor wire on the fences and security cameras, Gomien has his property secured. However, that didn't stop one man from breaking in over the weekend.
Gomien said the suspect came onto the property and broke into the tanning salon before coming next door and stealing a stereo out of a party bus.
"(He) spent an hour and five minutes on the property just shopping, he was able to take his time and go through whatever he wanted. That's a burglar that is comfortable in his surroundings. He's got a flashlight, he's got some kind of pry tool or a knife in his hand," said Gomien.
The same night, next door at His and Her Tanning, owner Lori Rester was also burglarized by the same suspect.
"I got a call from an employee saying the front door was opened when she drove by. She came in and kind of peeked around a little bit and noticed the cash register was opened," said Rester.
She said she never imagined being a victim of theft.
"Never had to deal with this before. It's aggravating because we work ourselves to death to make a living and then some idiot comes in and steals everything you got," said Rester.
If you have any information on the crimes, you are urged to call Mobile Police immediately.
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