Surveillance video helps flush out burglar caught stealing fishing gear
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin (WMTV) – A small business owner in Janesville is in shock after a break-in earlier this week. The surveillance video helped police locate their suspect. Tyrone Gibson, 22, has been arrested on several counts, including burglary.
“He did a quick job, six and a half minutes, and he loaded about $ 3,000 worth of stuff,” said Shawn McCarten, owner of the “It’s a Keeper” bait and tackle store located along the river. Rock in Janesville.
At around 10:30 p.m. Monday night, police said Gibson smashed a window and entered the store. Once inside, they say he stole some fishing gear.
âHe knew exactly what he was looking for,â McCarten said. âI’m just angry. We just treat people right. If he wanted something or needed something, I would have given it to him. I do it all the time, “
McCarten recently installed a new surveillance camera system in the store. It has 12 cameras distributed throughout the company. The suspect was seen by a camera stealing goods from the wall. He also took a whole rack of fishing rods and expensive fishing rods.
âWell the point is, 2020 has been tough for everyone, small businesses too, it’s been brutal. Take a hit like this, come in and take all our stuff … it’s hard enough to stock up right now because the demand is high and the supply is low, so yeah, it’s just devastating McCarten added.
Police arrested Gibson days after the crime. McCarten says he has seen the suspect in his store as a customer before.
Gibson’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, October 26.
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