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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Thieves are getting creative with restaurant burglaries in the Metro Area. Over at Beatty Street Grocery in Jackson, one man got greasy doing his dirty work.

Instead of going through the door, the crafty thief decided to climb on top the roof and go through the kitchen vent leaving a greasy mess behind for store owners to clean up.

“I think they have too much time on their hand,” said Grocery Store Owner Mary Harden. "They need a job."

Surveillance video from Beatty Street Grocery store shows a thief shopping after hours illegally. If you look closely, he is covered in grease because he slid down the vent in the kitchen to get inside.

“He just leaves grease everywhere," added Harden. "He has grease all over the floor, all over the walls, all over the register, on the pipes above the wall where the alarm pad is. He just wreaked havoc,” said Harden.

After all the work to break in the building, Harden said the smooth criminal had a tough time getting out because he didn't realize there were iron bars on the doors.  He ended up climbing up the greasy vent again. That's not before stealing a juice out one of the refrigerators and a few dollars .

“He took money out of a tip jar. My ladies work really hard and this just needs to come to a stop. There are people that think that they can take from people who work hard,” said Harden.

Jackson police believe this clever criminal is the same man that's been breaking in  through the roof other restaurants around town for past month, but haven't had much luck catching him.

“It is our job to work with the business owners to prevent these incidents from occurring at any business," said Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones.  "Any business broken into is an unfortunate situation for the city as well. We are here to investigate it and hopefully, someone responsible for their actions.”

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