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Lawton police looking for cell phone robber

LAWTON Okla_ After two recent smash and grabs at two local cell phone businesses--- police believe one man is responsible.

Police hope you can help them identify the man seen smashing out the glass to both of these store fronts earlier this month. The first incident happened at US Cellular on Sheridan Road. The second robbery happened just days later at the Boost Mobile on Cache Road.

The man caught on both business surveillance cameras looks to be the same height, weight and race. Both images also show the suspect in similar fitting and style clothing.

The man had also worn the same uniquely knitted, floppy-eared ski hat during both burglaries.

Lawton Police Detective Billy Grimes said both were burglarized using the same method of operation.

"He's throwing a rock or object similar object to break the window and then he's just stepping through the broken window."

Both videos also show a man fitting the same description in and out of the building within seconds, all while remaining calm.

"He doesn't appear to be very concerned, he's quick, looks like  he's probably cased the place and knows exactly what he's going to get", Grimes said.

Grimes said the nimble burglar ran straight to what he wanted to steal, leaving plenty of other merchandise behind.

"He may have someone that wants a particular item and he knows how much he'll get for it, so knowing that he can target that one item instead of taking a lot of time looking for different things."

Grimes said with the holiday season just around the corner, criminals are desperate and looking for easy scores. He said being more aware of your and others surroundings will help make sure they turn up empty handed.

"the first on the third I think it sat with a broken windows for a number of hours before it was found, so if it looks hinky it may be, instead of hoping the next guy sees it call it in."

Police believe the suspect is a light skinned black male and may be in his late teens or early 20's.

Police ask if you have any information involving these crimes to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 355-info or you can even text the word "bust" to the number 274637, which spells "crimes" along with your tip. 

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