Video: Thief kicks in A/C unit to get inside Jacksonville business

A man is in jail after the owner of a vape shop posted surveillance video of a robbery to the Only In Duval Facebook page.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Video shows a thief kicking in an A/C unit to get inside a Jacksonville business.

The surveillance video from Big House of Vapors shows him jumping inside before grabbing something to pry open the cash register.

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After struggling for a few seconds, he grabs the cash, then climbs right back out of the hole.

Store owner Michael Miller told Action News Jax it was the third burglary at the shop in 10 days.
"The first time the, cameras were down. The second time, he took the DVR. He hit the closet and took the DVR. The third time, he didn't even care. He touched everything," Miller said.

Miller has worked hard to open eight vape shops around Jacksonville. He says the thief stole almost $6,000.

Angry about the break-ins, Miller posted the video on the Only in Duval group on Facebook.

"The group just flooded. People that didn't post directly on the post, they got in my inbox and said this guy's name is this, this, this," Miller said.
He told Action News Jax police arrested a 29-year-old man. We're working to confirm his name with JSO.

Miller has since upped security measures. All of his alarms and security cameras are now working.

He said help from the community turned a trying situation into an uplifting one.

“Only in Duval, we love you guys, we thank you for your support,” he said. “And for the thieves, think about it. People are out here hard working.”​

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