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Business owner catches crooks on tape after repeated break-ins

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CARLSBAD (CBS 8) - A Carlsbad business owner is asking for your help identifying two men he caught on camera breaking into his business.

The thieves took off with nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise. And the owner says this isn't the first time.

Video footage shows a pick-up pulling up just after 5 a.m. Sunday and a passenger getting out to take a closer look.

The target -- Fastenal in Carlsbad, an industrial supply company that carries everything for the person who uses tools.

"This is the third break-in we've had in just about a year," business owner Ron Martin tells News 8.  

Which is why he installed the surveillance cameras that caught the crook's every move.

Video rolls as they pull a piece of glass from the front door, giving them access to the store and once inside they were like kids in a candy store.

"They came in and took tools, safety equipment...anything they saw of value."

They grabbed everything from a 46 inch bolt cutter worth more than $300, to several cans of WD-40 stacked by the front desk.

They also stole everything inside the manager's clearance bin, then threw the empty bin back in the store.

The burglary took less than five minutes, but they got away with about $2,000 worth of merchandise.

What they didn't get was cash, which is emptied from the register every night, and the thieves seemed to know that.

"I found it interesting that they didn't even look at it...They were more focused on the tools and items that they took."

Ron isn't sure if these two guys are also responsible for the other two break-ins at his store. But he hopes a News 8 viewer recognizes these guys, or their truck so they can't hit another store again.

"I want to get them out there - their faces out there to see if anyone recognizes them so they can contact Carlsbad police to solve this - get these guys caught."

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