HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - He arrived wearing a mask and carrying a crowbar. He was not a character from a scary movie, but to the businesses police said he broke into, he might as well have been.
From dry cleaners to pizza places, restaurants and more, police said he hit in the early morning hours, but they want to put a stop to him before he strikes again.
who works at a Shell gas station on Jodeco Road, said the burglar first tried to bust into the gas station before ending up hitting the store next door.
In store surveillance shared with FOX 5 News by Peter Patel, the crowbar-wielding crook can be seen passing on breaking into the Shell gas station where Patel works. He does break into the restaurant next door by wiggling out then shattering the glass door.
In less than 25 seconds, he runs off with an armful of loot.
"From all indication, what he's doing, he's either breaking a window a side window a drive through window or he's going directly through the front door," said Captain Mike Ireland with the Henry County Police Department.
He said in the last two weekends the cloaked man is believed to have broken into seven Henry County businesses mostly around the Hudson Bridge Eagles landing corridor.
Similar break-ins occurred at the Bridge Grill and Pub Oyster Bar, a couple of Dunkin Donuts, a Little Caesar’s Pizza, a tax preparation business, and a couple of dry cleaners including Tammi's.
Hue Dinh said she came to Georgia 22 years ago from Vietnam to starts the family dry cleaning business.
Police said at her business and most of the others the brazen crook took the cash register. He also grabbed cash, merchandise, and other valuables. And investigators suspect he has struck at least three times in neighboring Clayton County.
"What's to stop him from doing it again? Really there's nothing. He's out there," said Captain Ireland.
Henry County Police advise merchants to not leave cash in the till or any other merchandise which could tempt a break-in.
Investigators are reviewing other surveillance video to try to determine if the man is working alone or may have an accomplice or two.
So far a getaway car has not been spotted.