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Police: Attempted burglar couldn't break in pawn shop

The DíIberville Police Department is requesting the public's assistance to identify a man who was captured by video surveillance attempting to break the front door glass of Haneyís Pawn Shop on Central Avenue on Feb. 3.
The DíIberville Police Department is requesting the public's assistance to identify a man who was captured by video surveillance attempting to break the front door glass of Haneyís Pawn Shop on Central Avenue on Feb. 3.

D'IBERVILLE -- Police hope pictures from surveillance cameras will help identify a man who tried to break in a pawn shop and seemed surprised when he couldn't smash through the front door, Capt. Marty Clark said.

Police released pictures Monday from Haney's Pawn Shop, where the attempted break-in occurred about 3:40 a.m. Feb. 3. The store is on Central Avenue just south of Quave Road.

The pawn shop also is a licensed firearms dealer.

The man was wearing open-heeled shoes, dark pants and a dark hoodie and was carrying a bag as he approached the building, Clark said.

The shop's video system showed the man approach the glass front door two different times and try to break the glass with an unidentifiable object, he said.

"He holds it low by his right leg, and he walks up to the door," Clark said. "It's not like he's raring back to hit the glass, but he uses it to hit the glass.

"He looks like he's kind of surprised that the glass didn't break. He walks around the business, comes back to the front door and does it again. It does break, but it's more like it shattered. He couldn't get in the building."

The bag indicates the man either brought tools or planned to use the bag to carry whatever he took, Griffin said.

To give a tip, call the D'Iberville Police Department at 396-4252 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898. Or tipsters can text CSTIP plus a message to 274637 or give a tip online at mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

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