ATLANTA - Police need help identifying a man accused of burglarizing several businesses over the holidays. On Christmas Day, police said a man broke into Whiskey Bird along N. Highland Avenue. Investigators said he used rocks to break into the building before stealing several bottles of alcohol. Police said he also broke into Bread and Butterfly in Inman Park and Mix'dUp Burgers in East Lake.
The General Manager at Mix'dUp Burgers in East Lake said it was a tough shock to wake up to on christmas morning. "It's quite a bit, it really hit us hard at the end of the year, and its going to take us a while to recover from that, " said Mark Devisser, General Manager Mix'dUp Burgers.
Hundreds of dollars in whiskeys and other liquors now gone--the restaurant left footing the bill.
"We're worried that if he's not caught, he'll break into more businesses and maybe even a home and we don't want it to escalate to that," said Officer Anthony Grant, Atlanta Police Department.
This local business says they just hope someone recognizes the man in the "Illinois" sweatshirt before anyone else gets hit by this bold crook.
"It's not just the financial, because that sucks, but it's the violation of our personal space because this is home, this is our home," said Devisser.
Authorities have released a surveillance video of the suspected burglar at Whiskey Bird. In the video, the black male suspect was wearing a grey "Illinois" hoodie and white gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. There is a reward for information leading to an arrest.