Police are still searching for James Harrison (Source: Guyton Police Department)
GUYTON, GA (WTOC) -
A 15 year old from Chatham County, who was wanted for breaking into the Rinku convenience store on Church St. early Tuesday morning, turned himself into police Wednesday. Investigators with the Guyton Police Department are still looking for two other suspects, including James Harrison, 20, of Springfield. Police say he is known to frequent Guyton.
The break-in occurred at about 2 a.m. Officers say the suspects used an ax to cut through a back door to gain entrance to the store. An Effingham County deputy was driving by and when they saw him they fled the scene. Investigators say there may have even been a fourth suspect, but that is yet to be confirmed.
As soon as the suspects saw police they ran, leaving behind the ax as well as a backpack and a jacket.
Surveillance cameras caught the suspects on video. Police are hoping to get fingerprints, especially from one particular camera in which one suspect looked directly into before realizing what it was, and then used his hand to turn it away.
The owner of Rinku said this is the second time in a little over a week that thieves have tried to break-in. Last Sunday, a person tried to break in by throwing a rock through the front door. The Guyton Police Dept. is located less than a block away from the store, so police along with the owner can't understand why thieves are targeting the area.
The suspects will face charges if they are caught.