Suspect caught on tape in Hopewell

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - A crime alert out of Hopewell where police are looking for a man who used a hammer to break into a business -- and it was all caught on tape.

You can see the suspect taking multiple swings at the glass door of the Community Food Mart.

When the culprit couldn't get inside the store he pried open the backdoor to an adjoining business.

This happened around 1:30 Saturday morning in the 300 block of Mesa Drive.

"We're encouraging anyone who might have been passing through the area at that time of morning and saw anyone suspicious or subject matching the description on the video to call us here at the police department," said Sgt. Paul Intravia with the Hopewell Police Department.

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