Authorities Seek Sex Shop Burglar

WEST OCEAN CITY — Police this week are searching for an unidentified man who kicked in the door of an adult store on Route 50 and stole a single item, a sex toy valued at over $100.

Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, an unidentified man broke into the Red Light District. The store’s video surveillance tape shows the suspect, described as a white male with a slight build, wearing a black T-shirt and jeans, first attempting to break the store’s front door with a garden hose in the area.

When that attempt failed, the suspect then picked up a cinderblock nearby and attempted to throw it through the front door, but the block broke and the suspect’s second attempt to gain entry to the store failed. Finally, the suspect kicked the store’s door several times, causing the glass to break.

During the break-in, the suspect was cut and DNA evidence was collected from the scene. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-352-3476.