Serial thief hits at least 8 businesses in Salt Lake, South Salt Lake

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SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) — Police are searching for a serial burglar who’s hit more than half a dozen businesses spanning at least two jurisdictions since April.
The crook has hit businesses both in Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake.  Police have released clear surveillance pictures of the suspect in hopes the public will recognize him.
Mukhtier Singh says the crook broke in from the roof top of his Mohawk Convenience store at 1700 S State Street.

“From the roof up there he cut the air conditioning on the top and get down.”

Singh’s business was broken into in April. Once inside, the man in a sweatshirt and sweatpants, balding, and short hair on the sides, got to work.
Singh says he then cut the wires to all the electricity and to the alarm and heads to the ATM.

Det. Robert Ungricht, Salt Lake Police, “he’s got the same M-O. He’s got a similar modus operandi so he knows what he’s trying to accomplish and what he’s going for.”

The thief breaks in between 4-6am. He’s hit half a dozen bars or convenience stores along the south corridor of State Street.

Ungricht, “we want to take anyone, who’s doing a serial type crime, off the streets. This is a type of crime where people are losing money and there’s damage. There’s concern for the community and could elevate. No telling what he’d do if he was caught in the act.”

South Salt Lake Police say similar break-ins have happened at two gentlemen clubs.
The store owner says in his 12 years in business he’s never been broken into until now. 
Singh, “I hope they can catch him and there’s some type of punishment.”

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