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Police ask help in finding Johnson City burglar

Staff reports • Feb 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Johnson City police have asked for help in finding a man seen in surveillance footage from a burglarized business.

Late Monday night and early Tuesday morning, a man broke into four businesses in the shopping center at 214 E. Mountcastle Drive, according to a police news release. This man's image was captured on video.

The businesses that reported stolen items were, Broyles Florist, UBS, a space leased by First Christian Church and Gourmet and Company.

Police said in a news release that a white man forced his way into these businesses.

He was wearing blue jeans, a camouflage jacket and a dark hat with a rooster emblem on the front.

A still image from the surveillance tape accompanies this story.

Anyone who knows the person described is urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 434-6158 or Crimestoppers at 434-6158. Anonymous tips can be submitted by texting 423JCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411) or to submit via the internet at www.citizenobserver.com.