Suspect smashes car dealership window with rock in burglary

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Investigators are hoping new photos of a burglary suspect help police find the man who broke into a west Columbus car dealership last month.

An unidentified man was spotted outside Brandywine Auto Sales, at 1877 Sullivant Ave., at about 9:15 pm on March 7. Investigators said he used a large rock to break the front window and entered the building.

Surveillance video captured the suspect rummaging through the drawers and cabinets of the front office area. Officials said nothing was reported stolen, but the property sustained major damage.

The suspect is described as a black male with a medium complexion in his mid-to-late 20s. He was last seen with a short, dark afro, heavy eyebrows, mustache and beard. He was wearing a very dark hooded jacket.

Central Ohio Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest or indictment of the people responsible for this crime.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477) or go to to e-mail a tip. Tips can also be sent by text to “CRIMES” 274637, keyword CMH. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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