Crimestoppers: Burglary At Ispecialize On Hixson Pike

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are seeking information regarding a burglary that occurred at Ispecialize at 4810 Hixson Pike.   

On June 15, a white male broke out the front glass door to Ispecialize. It can been seen in surveillance video that a two-toned, extended-crew cab, silver and dark-colored Dodge truck pulled into the complex around 11:20 p.m.

The suspect pulled in front of the business and opened his vehicle’s hood. The suspect was seen rummaging through the building, then leaped from beside the truck, throwing something into the glass door, shattering it. After shattering the glass, the suspect ran from beside the truck and entered the building. Once inside, the suspect(s) broke open a door that led to O'Brien's Tax Service. The suspect did not take anything from O'Brien's, but destroyed the door frame in the process. A 12"x12" safe and Apple MacBook Pro was taken from Ispecialize.

The suspect was in his late 20s to early 30s and was wearing a dark shirt and pants.   

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers. A confidential call could result in a cash reward.Call Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333.


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