An early morning break-in downtown has police searching for a suspect who was caught on camera.
According to police reports, officers received a call about 7:15 Monday morning that a there was glass broken in front of Trade Up, 123 W. Fourth St. near downtown. When officers arrived, they found one of the windows facing Fourth Street had been shattered and there was evidence that someone had been in the building.
"Officers did a walk through and discovered some things had been pushed out of place, but no one was in the building," said Commander Joseph Branson.
A surveillance video shows the suspect going into the building around 3:50 a.m.. He went over to the area where guns are normally displayed and hit the glass, but was unable to break it.
"The suspect was in the building for a short while, but nothing was taken," Branson said.
Police believe the suspect was trying to steal firearms from the business.
"I think he was after guns," said Sam Adams, owner of Trade Up. "I lock all my guns up in a safe."
Adams was able to get a photo of the suspect from the video.
"The alarm went off, so I think he got spooked," he said. "He didn't get anything."
According to Adams, the suspect is about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, in his 20s and appears to be wearing an ankle monitor. The video shows the suspect in a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt with a star on the front and the number 21 on the back.
Branson believes this was an isolated attempt at theft in the downtown area.
"This is not an everyday occurrence in downtown," he said. "Thankfully this is a rare thing where someone makes forcible entry into a downtown business."
Police are following leads and the case is still under investigation.
According to Branson, there were several car break-ins along Fourth St., which could be connected to this incident.
"It's possible," he said. "We did have some break-ins of some vehicles over the weekend, but it's unknown right now if it's related."