A thief crawled under a convenience store and then punched through the floor to break in.
“I think they had a serious mind that they were going to get in there one way or another,” customer Kevin Herndon said.
The hole is only about a foot long, but to store owner Patrick Naik, it’s an enormous problem.
“I hope it don't get worse,” he said. “The way it's going, I feel, like, not safe, you know.”
Tuesday night, the thief went to the back of the Buck Saver on South Aspen Street and found a way into the crawl space underneath the store.
Police said it appears the thief searched the floor above him, looking for a weak spot, and then used some kind of tool to punch a hole.
“They took some time to get in,” Naik said.
Once inside, the thief went to the back of the store and kicked open the door to a storage room that had double locks. There was a safe inside, but the thief couldn't break it. The person also tried to get into the attic, but it was empty.
The thief only managed to get away with some cigarettes and about $50 in coins.
“(It’s) a lot of pain and headache,” Naik said.
Naik said anyone who works this hard should just work for a living.
“If you need to work or you need help, just ask. You don't have to do that,” he said.
The owner is hoping one of his cameras captured an image of the person who broke in.