St. Augustine police looking for late night burglar
Police say the suspect broke into a small antique shop Tuesday night
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Diane Walsh-Geithman, a St. Augustine business owner, had a harrowing night Tuesday when she caught two men breaking into her husband's antique shop, the Churchill and Lacroix, Antiquaire.
Geithman said she was working in her shop when she heard a loud crash outside and went to see what happened.
When she stepped outside, Geithman said she saw two men across the shopping plaza on King St., standing outside of her husband's store, one holding a large piece of wood and the storefront glass littering the pavement.
Geithman said she yelled at the two men, who took off on bicycles through the backside of the shopping plaza, but not before she could get a good look at one of the men.
According to her husband, David Geithman, the men were able to get away with over $14,000 in goods, including jewelry, gold coins and antique figurines.
Police say Diane Walsh-Geithman described one of the suspected burglars as a white man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 lbs., with a ruddy complexion and a handle bar mustache.
According to officials, he was wearing a red baseball cap, a dark colored bomber jacket, blue jeans and light colored sneakers.
Diane Walsh-Geithman says she couldn't get a good look at the other man, but that he was also white, over 6 feet tall, very thin, with a long coat and a dark wool cap.
Police do have a sketch of one of the suspects and ask if anyone recognizes the person to call and report it.
You can call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) and remain anonymous and be eligible to collect a reward of up to $1000.00.
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