Police Search For Bicycle Burglar

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burglary New Orleans Police are looking for a man they’re calling a ‘bicycle burglar.’

He’s accused of prying his way into a fast food restaurant.

“I can’t believe this happened,” store manager Robert Bell said.

People who make their living at this Burger King restaurant, are still talking about the man police say committed a crime in perhaps one of the most peculiar ways.

Customer Reginald Porter asked, “Break into a burger king?” “To get what?”

Security cameras caught the man roll up at the 24-hour drive through on a bicycle around 1 a-m Christmas Eve.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter asked, “The one day for the few hours you were closed, that’s when you were targeted? Yes, that’s when we were targeted,” Bell confirmed.

“I think it’s a sad situation,” customer Nicole James-Francois said. “I think we need more security.”

Investigators say he parked his bike, pulled out a crow bar, and broke into the fast food restaurant by smashing the drive through window.

“My kids are laughing at that man; it’s just unbelievable,” Porter said.

“I think we need more police on bicycles so he wouldn’t have been able to roll up on a bicycle. They would have been behind him,” James-Francois said.

Once inside the store manager says he used his crow bar to pry open several registers.

There was no cash in side; so he left empty handed. He left the restaurant that’s currently under renovation with even more repairs.

“We’re trying to get this store together, trying to make it good for our customers and this comes up,” Bell said. “So that means we have to spend extra money on the stuff that he damaged.”

In the end, security cameras caught the man, pick up his bicycle, and peddle away.

Trotter asked, “He was a burglar on a budget huh? Yes,” Porter replied.

“I just hope they catch this guy,” James-Francois said.

The burglar’s bike is dark in color, with white wall tires.

If you have information about this crime, call police or Crimestoppers (504) 822-1111.