Theft suspect strikes same Victorian Village garage twice

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Justin Reynolds is the sole member of a three for three club that nobody wants to be a part of. 

Mostly thanks to a man who Columbus Police were looking for after surveillance video captured him at Reynolds’ Victorian Village condo community where says his garage has been broken into not once, not twice, but 3 times. 

The empty bike rack tells the story of the first break in.

Reynolds tells the story of how neighbors came together, sharing video on social media, helping police nab the suspect.

“It worked the first time. We got the first guy so we’re 1 for 2. Help us go 2 for 2,” he said. 

Now he’s hoping they can do it again. 

The first time, July 12th, detectives said 36-year-old Scottie Lee Hood broke into Reynolds’ garage and three others at his Delaware Avenue condo community and stole the packages off another neighbor’s porch. 

“Some of the doors got ripped off the frames and a lot of things were taken including our other bike,” said Reynolds. 

Hood was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft. 

July 20th is when officers said a different suspect, who is not yet identified, stole Reynolds’ wife’s bike valued at about $200.

“The second time it was like how could I be so stupid to leave anything in there without a deadbolt and without additional security. Fortunately, within a day or two we’ll have a few additional security measures here,” he said. 

Police said on August 15th the same unnamed man busted into Reynold’s garage again.

But he can at least laugh about that one. 

Between the two suspects, In terms of total Reynolds’ family items scored, the thieves stand at 2 for 3 

“I just thought, you know what who cares. Like I said the joke’s on him there’s really nothing left in the garage to take. What kind of idiot would come back and get on camera twice and now has two outstanding warrants,” said Reynolds. 

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