Same Detroit auto shop broken into 5 times by same suspects

Five break-ins in just three months, now a Detroit auto shop owner has had enough.

Police believe the same suspects have hit the Safeway Muffler Service Center repeatedly, and are looking for two black males in their 20s.

Fawaz is steaming mad, he has owned the car repair shop on West Eight Mile for nearly 10 years.

He says he has been robbed before, but over the past several months it's been consistent.  He says a total of five break-ins in three months. The most recent was Sunday.

"I'm fed up, I can't take it anymore," said owner Ali Fawaz.

On security camera video you can see the suspects walk in and grab TVs off the wall in the lobby area, then go searching for equipment in the garage.

When the alarm goes off, they become afraid. You see one suspect remove the alarm from the wall.

And they both get away with the TVs only.

"I feel like I'm being targeted," said Fawaz.

In the other break-ins over the past three months, Fawaz says the culprits took over $100,000 in tools and equipment.

"They hit us,  one scanner $15,000," Fawaz said. "We went and financed another one at $10,000, they got another one. That's just scanners we're not talking about battery operating pads, sockets, wrenches, welders, torches. batteries, It hurts."

Fawaz believes they are responsible for all the recent break-ins at his shop.

"I started catching them on camera every time and this is how I know it's the same people," he said.

Fawaz says he's offering a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of the suspects. And he hopes if the suspects are trying to sell his equipment, no one will buy it.

"I would expect everyone not to buy any stolen items to stop the crimes," he said.

Police say they are doing everything possible to crack this case but they still need your help. If you have any information that can help find the suspects contact 12th Precinct Detective Unit at (313) 596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

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